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‘The shirt does not win alone,’ says Alisson

Brazil goalkeeper Alisson says people must keep their expectations in check when Brazil take on lesser opposition.

The Seleção have been heavily criticised for their 0-0 draw with Venezuela in the Copa América on Tuesday evening, drawing jeers from the home crowd.

But the Liverpool man says football has changed and reputation is no longer enough to beat well organised defences.

“When they play against us, everyone is much more concerned with defending than attacking,” he told ESPN Brasil.

“Venezuela looked to play much more against Peru and they were exposed more and gave up more chances. Today, they did a very good defensive work.”

“The fact that the goalkeeper has not made saves does not acknowledge the opportunities we have created. We were guilty in the final third and in the last pass

“We have to be constantly growing. In today's football, it is an illusion to think that the Brazilian team is going to thrash everybody. The shirt does not win alone.”


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