Tite: How I made Neymar great again

first_imgNeymar Tite: How Neymar rediscovered his Brazil form Goal Last updated 1 year ago 23:08 11/27/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Tite Neymar Brazil Getty Neymar Brazil The Selecao boss said ridding his side ‘Neymardependencia’ by easing the burden on the PSG star is the secret to his international rebirth Brazil coach Tite says the secret to Neymar’s international rebirth has been reducing the side’s dependence on the PSG star.‘Neymardependencia’ had become a buzz word under former coach Dunga, with his side facing intense criticism that Neymar was their sole match-winner.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE: BGT meets Willian | Neymar moved to tears | EXCLUSIVE: BGT meets Renato AugustoThe former Barcelona man cut an increasingly frustrated figure throughout his two-year reign and saw more cards than any other Brazil player during that period. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “[I’ve got the best from Neymar] by not making him fully responsible for the situation and by not putting him at loggerheads with responsibility either,” Tite told Fifa.com.“I spoke to the players and allocated an area of responsibility to each of them. When you have one of the top three players in the world, it’s very easy just to leave the responsibility up to them. “The fact is, though, each of us are all responsible to some extent for what happens. And that’s where the individual side of things and creative talent come in. I’ve made this an essential part of teamwork. I haven’t left it to one individual.”Neymar was head and shoulders above his colleagues in the scoring charts under Dunga, hitting 11 goals with the next best (Coutinho) on four. Under Tite, Gabriel Jesus leads the way with eight, Neymar has seven, Paulinho has six and Coutinho four.Tite, who publicly leapt to Neymar’s defence in France last week amidst media criticism of the player’s reported conduct at PSG, also spoke glowingly of his character.“On a personal level, he has a big heart,” Tite said. “He’s a good kid. He has a supportive and caring side and not many people know that.”last_img