According to the Brazilian footballer, the game was not the best for his country, but he’s still happy after winning against Bolivia.
Two goals by Philippe Coutinho and one by Everton Soares gave Brazil the 3-0 victory over Bolivia in yesterday’s 2019 Copa America opening match.
And even after winning, the Brazilians were not very happy, believing they could have done better.
“It was a difficult opening game, we were nervous,” Thiago Silva told the Paris Saint-Germain website.
“We knew we would feel that. In the first half, even if we created some chances, we weren’t at our best.”
“We couldn’t score, we were anxious, and started taking bad decisions, we were hasty,” he added.
“When we scored the first goal, our play became more fluid, more natural. I want to congratulate the whole squad, especially for its mental strength.”
Meanwhile, teammate Marquinhos believes the pressure is now off: “We know there is always a bit of pressure and tension for an opening game.”
“After the first goal, we made things easier for ourselves, we were able to free ourselves up a bit.”
“We raised our game in the second half, we scored a goal, then a second, and in the end, everything went well,” he concluded.
— Copa América (@CopaAmerica) June 15, 2019