Tite has released his Brazilian national team squad for the upcoming round of international friendlies.
Just released by ESPN is the Brazilian national team squad. They have friendlies next month against Colombia and Peru.
Despite the ongoing saga of his transfer nightmare out of Paris, to either Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Plus the fact he has been out injured for several weeks and is now training alone.
Plus he was stripped of the national team’s captaincy before the Copa America.
Then plays no part in that tournament and his team go on to win it without him.
Brazilian national team coach Tite went on to say:
“I’m never going to discard a player of the quality of Neymar.”
On the player’s transfer saga he said:
“I want Neymar to be happy but I have no right to comment on whether he should go here or there.”
Tite did include Vinicius Jr. of Real Madrid too, who also missed the Copa America through an ankle ligament injury. He has yet to make his debut for the Selecao senior team.
The 19-year-old who has been rumored to be a possible makeweight in the Neymar to Real deal, has seen the arrival of Eden Hazard limit his role under Zinedine Zidane.
Barcelona wantaway Brazilian Philippe Coutinho has also been included. Irrespective of his loss of form during his time at Barcelona, Tite still holds the player in high regard.
“Coutinho is a great player.”
“He was one of the standout players in the opening games of the Copa America then his performances oscillated.”
“His and our aim is for him to pick up where he left off at Liverpool.”
Tite will have to do without Alisson Becker from Liverpool due to injury. There will also be no Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City who has to serve a two-month ban from CONMEBOL
The full squad reads as follows:
Goalkeepers: Ederson (Manchester City), Ivan (Ponte Preta), Weverton(Palmeiras).
Defenders: Alex Sandro (Juventus), Dani Alves (São Paulo), Militão (Real Madrid), Fagner (Corinthians), Jorge (Santos), Marquinhos (PSG), Thiago Silva(PSG), Samir (Udinese).
Midfielders: Allan (Napoli), Arthur (Barcelona), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fabinho (Liverpool), Paquetá (Milan), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona).
Forwards: Bruno Henrique (Flamengo), David Neres (Ajax), Roberto Firmino(Liverpool), Neymar (PSG), Richarlison (Everton), Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid).
Summoned! Tite’s 23 man squad to face Peru 🇵🇪 & Colombia 🇨🇴. pic.twitter.com/A6ixYwqMDt
— Seleção Brasil 🇧🇷 (@Brazil_TeamNews) August 16, 2019