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Tite Wants More from Roberto Firmino

Brazil boss Tite says that he wants to see more from Roberto Firmino in a Brazil shirt. Firmino was given the nod ahead of Gabriel Jesus for the Seleção’s 1-1 qualifying draw with Colombia in Barranquilla.

Firmino was substituted before the hour mark after a subdued performance and Brazil coach Tite admits that he wants to see more from the player. “Firmino has more to give. It was his normal performance, but he has more to give.”

The manager insisted he was happy with the result, even though it ended a run of 9 consecutive qualifying wins since he took charge of the Brazilian national team 12 months ago.

“Colombia have high-quality offensive players – James [Rodriguez], Falcao, [Edwin] Cardona," he said.

"They are a team that have offensive options and require very strong attention. I was happier with the performance in this match than against Ecuador [a 2-0 win on Thursday]."

"In this game, we maintained a consistent performance. The draw was fair, but if there was a winner, it would've been Brazil because we had more chances."


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