Brazil manager Tite has been impressed by the confidence Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has brought to the international scene.
As per Goal, the Brazil boss can feel the way the Reds’ start to the season has boosted the holding midfielder, and says the others in the squad can too.
He said: “Fabinho has built a positive growing. All the times he played, he played very well,” he told a news conference. And he brings confidence from his club to the Brazil national squad.
“In a natural way, and we can feel it. It’s not that you can only see it, you can feel it. Fabinho is playing his normal football in a role that he also has at Liverpool.”
TBR’s View – Fabinho should now have usurped Fernandinho at international level
Brazil have been blessed with two elite Premier League holding midfielders – as well as Casemiro of Real Madrid – which has limited Fabinho’s international opportunities.
Fernandinho, as a back-to-back Premier League winner, has been given the nod regularly and it’s been hard to argue but Fabinho is the younger and now better option.
On top of that, the Manchester City man has been forced to fill in at centre half due to the injury problems at the Etihad Stadium.