Tite Congratulates Bolivia Keeper on Performance
Brazil coach Tite paid tribute to Bolivia goalkeeper Carlos Lampe for a virtuoso performance in the Seleção’s 0-0 draw with Bolivia in La Paz.
The Bolivia keeper made a series of stops to prevent Brazil from making a breakthrough in the penultimate qualifier of the CONMEBOL group.
“We must give credit do Lampe, let's be fair,” he said. "There was a moment in the second half when I turned to the stands and clapped, even though I was really angry. I wanted to talk to Lampe.
“I told him: 'Congratulations on your great performance.' Besides the gesture of turning to the crowd and applauding one of his saves, I asked them to feel proud of the team and their goalkeeper by the level of his performance.”
On the game itself, Tite admitted that the difficult conditions in La Paz, some 12,000m above sea level, made the game very difficult for his side. “To play here in La Paz and with Bolivia's quality, that's pretty difficult.
“In terms of strategy, I'm happy because my team had possession and were straight forward at the last third. We had matches in which we were less productive than today. I'm happy with the performance but frustrated with the result.”