The question that bothered Tite after the criticism he received for including Dani Alves in Brazil’s list for the Qatar World Cup

Brazil is one of the great candidates in the next Qatar World Cup and this Monday his coach, Tite announced the list of 26 players in which the presence of Daniel Alvesthe defender of 39 years, who will play his third World Cup. The inclusion of him generated controversy among many torcedores and was one of the questions they asked the technical director, who was upset when they raised the negative reaction on social networks for the citation of the current player of the UNAM Cougars in Mexico.

A journalist asked him about the inclusion of Alves and the strategist did not like it: “In the networks we did a survey on whether they agree with Dani Alves going to the Cup. 89.7 (percentage) say no and only 10 It says yes. So, why are you going to the World Cup, how do you see this opinion of the fans?

The DT took a second and replied: “Patricia, good afternoon. Couldn’t you ask a question of your own without hooking people? I’ll explain why (Dani Alves goes to the World Cup). What a reference is Twitter with the millions of fans that Brazil has. I did not come here to please people who are on Twitter or social networks and who express themselves.”

At 39, Dani Alves will play his third World Cup (REUTERS / <a class=Washington Alves)” height=”3155″ src=”” width=”4446″ />
At 39, Dani Alves will play his third World Cup (REUTERS / Washington Alves) (WASHINGTON ALVES /)

Tite, 61, did not give credit to the votes on social networks because “in that percentage I don’t know who is Brazilian either. Why do they have to lash out at that? I don’t know what percentage this public is that criticizes Dani Alves’ call, I respect divergent opinions and I’m not here to convince all those people, I don’t have that claim and I don’t want to, I just want to pass on true data so that people can do their analysis and democratically form their opinion. It is our role here to pass on that information. Now, the opinion on that is of each one”.

Then he justified about Alves that “the technical and individual quality that Dani provides is impressive. He is an organizer, articulator. That is his role, that is what he can bring us”. In addition, he explained that the current Pumas player “is still one of the team’s captains.”

Dani Alves will play his third World Cup after South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014. Although Tite left him out of Russia 2018, the coach gave him a chance at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the team won the second gold medal in that competition.

Tite’s squad for Qatar

Although Tite’s list also generated controversy due to the removal of figures such as Gabigol (Flamingo), Matheus Cunha (Atletico Madrid), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Gabriel Magalhaes (Arsenal) and Guilherme Arana (Athletic Mineiro). Nor will it be Coutinho (Aston Villa), but his absence had already been confirmed due to injury.

When asked about the absences of weight figures, he justified that “I’m not saying that the team is going to win, but the team arrives stronger, more structured. And humanly more involved, athletes know how we work. The team arrives firmer, stronger and more consistent for the World Cup”, said the Canarinha coach who in his six years in charge recorded 58 wins, 13 draws and only 5 losses. His roster for Qatar features forward nine.

Brazil will debut on Thursday November 24 at the Lusail Stadium in front of Serbian for the first day of Group G. Four days later they will play against Swiss for the second date and will close the first phase of competition on Friday, December 2 when it is measured against Cameroon.

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