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Tite Admits Brazil Below Par in Senegal Draw

Brazil coach Tite admits that his side were below par in a 1-1 draw with Senegal in Singapore on Thursday. Roberto Firmino scored gave the Seleção the lead in the first half.

But Senegal equalised later in the half with a penalty after a mazy run from Sadio Mane. Brazil boss Tite, whose side have drawn their last three games, admits his side did not play well.

“I don't know if it was worse (the result than the performance). It was below our technical standard, the normal competitive standard and in the second half it was better.

“We managed to bring our idea of having the ball, combining, passing, circulating. There is more to give. It was not a good game.

“From my time here, it's the second time we've played against an African team and it's the second time we've had difficulty. It was like this against Cameroon too.

“They are teams that are physical and compact and good in the air and we are still finding the best way to play against the African teams.”

 
 

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