Kaka backs Brazil boss Tite after 'excellent' World Cup

Brazil was never likely to celebrate a quarterfinal World Cup exit, but Kaka believes the future remains bright under head coach Tite.

Brazil coach Tite with superstar Neymar   -  Getty Images

Tite remains the man to lead Brazil towards World Cup glory in 2022 despite suffering a quarterfinal exit at Russia 2018, according to former Selecao great Kaka.

Brazil was favourite to collect an unprecedented sixth world title, but ran aground against Belgium in a thrilling clash in Kazan, with a goal from substitute Renato Augusto unable to undo the damage caused by Fernandinho's first-half own goal and a superb strike by Kevin De Bruyne.

Kaka accepts expectations in his homeland are such that Tite and his squad is unlikely to be celebrated for its efforts but, following a dominant qualification campaign to reach Russia, the ex-AC Milan star believes things are on the right track.

"In Brazil it is always a failure not to reach the final. But, I like to look at the positive side and the good things that happened. I believe we made an excellent World Cup – specifically, the game against Belgium in the quarter-finals was a great match," Kaka, speaking courtesy of Adidas, told Omnisport.

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"The technical level was very high. A tactical lesson from both coaches. They understood the game [and] made changes in strategy."

"And then, there are [unfortunate] things in the game. Thiago Silva's ball hits the bar and goes out, [Vincent] Kompany's ball hits Fernandinho and goes in."

"Brazil have some defects, some things to be corrected. If Tite continues as the coach, he will be able to make the adjustments until 2022. I believe that the Selecao did a good World Cup."

Brazil is next in action when it faces the United States in a friendly at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on September 7.

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