The manager of the Brazilian national football team, Luiz Felipe Scolari, has lauded his players for their brilliant performance in the semi final match of the confederations Cup which was played at Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto on Thursday.
Brazil defeated Uruguay by a close margin of 2-1 courtesy of a match winning strike by Paulinho in the 86th minute. It was Neymar who assisted that goal by whipping in a great corner kick and Paulinho headed that home comfortably.
Talking to the reporters in the post match press conference, Scolari said, “It was a team effort. We fought hard together and ended up on the right side of it. Hopefully, this victory will unite Brazilian people.”
“We need to keep our foot grounded. There is still one match to go. We are going to face a quality team in the final and we need to be up for it.”
“I want to thank the fans as well. They kept the spirits of the players high during the tough moments.”
Neymar was also present in the press conference with Scolari. He said, “Uruguay is a very strong team. They have got some great strikers. So, we knew that it would be a difficult game. But, we didn’t panic. We played to our strengths and pulled it off.”
Brazil hadn’t come into this tournament as favourites just because of their inconsistency in the last 1 year or so. But, they have been phenomenal right from the outset.
They won all their group games quite easily and topped their group to make it to the semis and then, with another fine performance against Uruguay, they are now just one win away from the title.
The final match of the Confederations Cup will be played on 30th of June at Rio de Janeiro.