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Brazil boss Tite thrilled with 5-0 demolition of Peru

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A delighted Tite described Brazil’s 5-0 thrashing of Peru as one of the team’s finest games as they booked a spot in the Copa America quarter-finals.

Casemiro, Roberto Firmino, Everton, Dani Alves and Willian all found the net as Brazil wrapped up top spot in Group A on Saturday.

The Selecao were in the firing line before the encounter in Sao Paulo after being booed by their own supporters following sluggish performances against Bolivia and Venezuela in their opening two matches.

But Brazil appeared to finally hit top form after brutally thrashing Peru, who were knocked out of the Copa America after Venezuela defeated Bolivia to pinch second-place in Group A.

“It was one of our best games. If the pitch is good, helps for a good performance,” said Tite, according to AOL.

“We have an average of 600 passes per game, but our score was low. Today we improved our effectiveness.”

The 58-year-old, who has won 31 of his 39 matches in charge of Brazil, called on his players to repeat the Peru display as the team pursue a ninth Copa America title.

“It is a game that must be continued,” he continued.

“At the interval, I told the players that we need to be prepared for all situations.

“We have to continue at the same pace, because this is our characteristic, and of course gives us confidence.”

Tite added: “We are here to win and we want to present good football.

“We want to do the best and we are happy about it, we always want to have the satisfaction of working and absorbing what we have done good and bad.”

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus had a late penalty saved by Peru keeper Pedro Gallese.

“I was sad that Gabriel Jesus did not score because he played a lot,” Tite said. “He has to be very proud of the way he played.

“I was twisting individually for him. The goal was not going to be decisive in evaluating his great performance today.”

The Copa America quarter-finals will take place between next Friday and Saturday. Hosts Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia and defending champions Chile have progressed with another four spots remaining.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – JUNE 22: Willian of Brazil celebrates with teammates after scoring the fifth goal of his team during the Copa America Brazil 2019 group A match between Peru and Brazil at Arena Corinthians on June 22, 2019 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)