Brazil coach Tite admitted his team performed poorly as they were unexpectedly held to a 1-1 draw by Panama in a friendly in Porto.
Brazil coach Tite believes Neymar is thriving in his role as the national team’s captain.
Tite remains the man to lead Brazil to World Cup glory in 2022 despite suffering a quarter-final exit at Russia 2018, according to former Selecao great Kaka.
Brazil received a boost as Douglas Costa returned to training ahead of the World Cup quarter-final against Belgium.
Brazil head coach Tite believes Neymar has returned to his best form as the five-time champions prepare to take on Mexico in the last 16.
Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio described Brazil as ‘the best team in the world’ but insisted his side would not step back in Samara on Monday.
Brazil advanced to the World Cup last 16 with a 2-0 win over Serbia, just hours after defending champions Germany crashed out.
Gabriel Jesus is unconcerned by Neymar’s tears against Costa Rica and believes his own rivalry with Roberto Firmino is a positive.
Tite’s Brazil team were forced to settle for a point against Switzerland, but the Selecao remain justifiable World Cup favourites.
Brazil’s magnificent resurgence under Tite is beyond doubt but there remains a sense that the rehabilitation will only truly start with victory over Switzerland in their opening World Cup Group E match.