2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™

12 June - 13 July

2014 FIFA World Cup™

Brazil-Cameroon: Quotes

 Head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari of Brazil gestures
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Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazil coach
We’re making progress day by day, game by game, despite running into a few difficulties and ups and downs. Maybe we tried to hurry things a bit too much early on, when we scored our first goal and let anxiety get to us. We need to show more calm and composure. Fortunately we ironed out some flaws at half-time and after the break we used the ball better again. I’ve come up against Chile twice before and remember how difficult it was for us. They’re a typical South American side: they’re cunning, organised and have quality. If I could, I’d pick a different team for us to face. 

Volker Finke, Cameroon coachIt’s hard to put your finger on everything right after a game. In the first half we did well, despite conceding two goals. You’ve got to give to credit to Brazil, as they managed to create a lot of chances thanks to the quality they have. For that reason I’d say they deserved the win. Now’s the moment to take some time out and analyse the reasons behind the campaign we’ve had. I think that, along with the first-half performance against Croatia, the first half today was the best we’ve played in this World Cup.

Neymar, Brazil forward and Budweiser Man of the MatchWhen you’re living a dream and achieving a goal you’ve had since you were a child, you don’t feel any pressure. I’m doing what I’ve dreamed of, so I want to help my team-mates by scoring goals, defending, challenging for the ball, whatever’s needed to get us the win. I think that yes, it was our best performance, not just due to the scoreline but because of what we showed out there. The way we put them under pressure was vital. It was a big scoreline but we deserved it. We’re on the right track and getting better all the time.* *

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