Don’t put Neymar under pressure – Coach Tite


Brazil boss Tite says that people should not expect too much from Neymar for the next few games- despite his match winning cameo against Croatia at Anfield on Sunday.

Neymar was introduced at half-time for his first game in over three months and gave the Seleção the lead with a piece of individual brilliance.

But Tite has warned not to expect Neymar to be at his usual level just yet.

“Let’s wait for training to take place,” Tite cautioned.

“He returned above the standard and performed well above what I would have expected, he’s still recovering his fitness.

“But he’ll still be up and down before getting to his best, maybe on the third or fourth match. Please don’t create expectations yet for what he has done today.”

Brazil play a final warm-up friendly against Austria this Sunday in Vienna, prior to their first group game against Switzerland the following Sunday in Rostov.