Brazilian national team failed to continue the record of 17 matches unbeaten after being bowed by the Peruvian national team in a trial match at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Tuesday (09/10/2019) local time or Wednesday (11/09/2019) morning WIB. Experimentation of the Brazilian national team coach Tite failed, and Brazil defeated 0-1.
Tite made big changes against Peru. Neymar, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, and Arthur and all of them sat on the bench, having started while being held by Colombia 2-2 in the previous match.
The 58-year-old coach insisted on the change he made against Peru was not to protect players who would return to club duties, but because he wanted to use the opportunity to assess his squad.
Peruvian Luis Abram scored the only goal with an 85th-minute header when Neymar came on as a substitute.
Tite defends himself by the choice of his team. He wants to see some new players after the Copa America, with Vinicius Junior making his debut.
“The most important thing is the team,” Tite said. “Opportunities and changes are what I understand to be the best at the moment, not to protect the players when they return to their clubs.”
“I made a change because I thought about the Selecao,” he added. “After the Copa America, the stage of giving another opportunity begins. Naturally, if we will not reach the same level of performance. I would rather give an opportunity to play, this is fundamental.”
- Scoring Four Goals against Lithuania, Ronaldo Sets a New Record
- European Cup Qualifying Match Results 2020
Meanwhile, Tite agreed with Fagner and Marquinhos who criticized the LA Memorial Coliseum field, which was used by Argentina and Chile on Thursday. “Field affects performance, this can’t happen. There is a risk of injury.”
“But, there is no reason to lose, I don’t want to say that. Don’t just take part of what I say. Opponents have a good strategy and win.”