Brazil’s assistant coach has pleasantly credited both the Super Eagles and Alex Iwobi.
As reported here on Futaa, the West African giants will meet the South American and world powerhouse in Sunday’s friendly out in Singapore. The battle will see a second meeting since 2003’s game in Abuja where Brazil won 3-0.
Tite’s assistant coach Cleber Xavier, has looked ahead to the game with Alex Iwobi in mind. “At Nigeria, Iwobi plays more of an inside role as a second striker than at Everton,” Xavier told BBC Sport.
"He is the link in the counter-attack, drags opponents out of position and infiltrates well in the box,” added Tite’s number two.
Xavier also took the moment say something Nigerians and any team love to hear. The assistant believes that in Nigeria he does not expect an ultra-defensive side - certainly not like Senegal’s Lions of Teranga.
“Nigeria defend less than Senegal. The Senegalese are more about positioning with [Idrissa] Gueye marking strongly,” he added.
“These two friendlies and the two November friendlies will allow us to test new players and to adjust and tweak some tactical details in attack and defence.”
“We did this in the preparation for the Copa America. We succeeded in the objective of winning and did so unbeaten,” concluded Xavier.
Brazil first face Senegal this afternoon at 14:00 (CAT) and you can follow the live action updates here on Futaa!
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