Tite has labelled managers who deploy Neymar out wide as ‘a donkey’ as he says that the mercurial Paris Saint Germain star remains the ‘solution’ not the ‘problem’ for his national side.
The Brazil head coach, speaking to the podcast Sexta Estrela, said that Neymar’s creative qualities make it baffling as to why a manager, nowadays, would select him out wide.
Neymar will make mistakes in the central areas, Tite believes, but that these are offset by his creative output and the benefits that brings the team.
He is not a problem, he is a solution. Sometimes they say that there he will make more mistakes.
His position makes him make more mistakes, because when he does it creatively, he will be decisive.
If a coach selects Neymar from the side of the team, if I watch the game I will call him a donkey. A player with these qualities, putting on the bandwagon, greatly restricts creative capacity.
Creativity is not constancy, it is eventuality, it is circumstantial. He will make more mistakes, yes, because his creative capacity and the place he is in demand it.