Defender Thiago Silva said after the 1-0 victory over Switzerland, this Monday (28), in Doha (Qatar), that the result was a way to comfort Neymar and Danilo, who were injured in the first game, against Serbia, and are doubts for the sequence of the World Cup.
“We knew the importance of this game to give this classification now, so that we can also comfort the heart of Danilo and Neymar, who can focus on recovery and come back well”, said the defender.
“Of course, it was very sad to lose two injured players in the first match, but our group is very strong, we mentally managed to get back on top.”
For the captain of the national team and the oldest Brazilian to play in a World Cup, the team deserved the result for having had the necessary patience to find spaces in the Swiss defense.
“It was a game of patience. The pitch was not in the same conditions as the first game, and when you have a team very well placed behind, there is little space between the lines. We had this difficulty, but we didn’t suffer. Alisson didn’t make any defense, so this shows that the defensive sector, which starts up front, is very solid”, he said.
About being the captain in the Cup, Thiago Silva said that Tite did not talk to him about his tenure — at the 2018 World Cup, in Russia, the coach rotated the armband with the other leaders of the team.
“He didn’t talk to me, but it didn’t cause any surprise in the group that I had this role. I feel very comfortable being in the Brazilian team. The banner is part of it, because someone has to carry it on the field. But the other leaders also have an active voice . I’m glad I was assigned to use it.”
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