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Brazilian boss Tite admits he can do without Neymar

‘Neymar is essential, but not irreplaceable’: Brazilian boss Tite admits his side can make it without the PSG star … but suggests making the rest of the side better with his unpredictability

  • Neymar already has over 100 caps for Brazil and is the third top scorer of all time
  • Despite this, manager Tite believes he is “essential but not irreplaceable” to the team
  • Neymar caused controversy this week by appearing to be ignoring the isolation rules
  • He played volleyball with his friends after flying to Brazil

Brazilian boss Tite claims that Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar is not ‘essential’ to the success of the country’s national team.

The 28-year-old has already made over 100 international appearances, earning his country the Confederations Cup and an Olympic gold in their own field.

But while Tite believes he’s an ‘essential’ part of the team, he’s not the ultimate Brazilian football.

Neymar is already the third highest scorer of all time in Brazil and has over 100 international caps

Neymar is already the third highest scorer of all time in Brazil and has over 100 international caps

Despite this, the country’s manager, Tite, believes he is not “irreplaceable” for his team

“Neymar reassures you, because he makes your game unpredictable,” said the Brazilian head coach France football.

“Because he offers you an individual or collective solution that others cannot, and with him the potential of a team is not the same, because he will sparkle. The Neymar I’m talking about was the one with full mental and physical abilities.

“Neymar is essential, but not irreplaceable.”

Tite did have some praise for the Paris Saint-Germain superstar, calling him 'essential'

Tite did have some praise for the Paris Saint-Germain superstar, calling him 'essential'

Tite did have some praise for the Paris Saint-Germain superstar, calling him ‘essential’

Neymar is back in Brazil and posted a photo of playing beach volleyball

Neymar is back in Brazil and posted a photo of playing beach volleyball

Neymar is back in Brazil and posted a photo of playing beach volleyball

The PSG star is already third in Selecao’s all-time top scorers list, behind Pele and Ronaldo at 61 goals.

However, this week he sparked controversy after apparently violating the instructions for isolating the coronavirus to play a game of beach volleyball in Brazil.

The attacker hit back after receiving criticism and later denied violating the government’s protocol.

The Brazilian international was surrounded by friends in his hometown of his home country

The Brazilian international was surrounded by friends in his hometown of his home country

The Brazilian international was surrounded by friends in his hometown of his home country

Neymar's media manager insisted that the coronavirus remote protocols be followed

Neymar's media manager insisted that the coronavirus remote protocols be followed

Neymar’s media manager insisted that the coronavirus remote protocols be followed

He issued a statement through his communications manager, which said: ‘The photo in question has been published on Neymar’s Instagram and shows him with other people quarantined with him, people living together and traveling from Paris to Brazil.

Neymar offered his home to all of them so they could spend the first 14 days there before meeting their respective families.

“The home where the athlete quarantines is completely isolated and offers peace and serenity so he can keep training and caring for his loved ones in this age of world pain and confinement.”

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