Copa América: Tite rules out rumors that it will leave Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO: coach of Brazil Tite has promised to respect his contract regardless of the outcome of the America Cup final against Peru, amid rumors that he will resign.

Tite gave short shrift to journalists asking about his future ahead of Sunday's final in which Brazil are aiming for a first major tournament victory in 12 years.

My contract is until 2022 and I will be, the 58-year-old said on Saturday.

His claim came after press reports said he was angry because some of the staff in his back room have left or will leave after the Cup.

And he hit those who spread false rumors.

I do not think criticism means that you are against someone, criticism is having a different opinion, he said.

The only thing I question is the incorrect information. When you have a comment based on incorrect information, it is due to a lack of competence or bad intention.

Despite a career that has lasted almost 30 years, Tite said he's still learning every day.

It is a constant learning in dealing with journalists, when we exchange information and ideas with (his assistant) Cleber (Xavier), when we interact with players, he said.

I have several flaws, but the will to learn and observe is a virtue that I have.

Tite said leading the team out in a major final at the iconic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro would be an unforgettable occasion.

When I was a player, I really became a player when I played at the Maracana.

Now I am a coach. I will train in the world soccer temple. I will not feel it as much as when I was a player, but it will be very emotional, although nothing compares to the World Cup.

"The America Cup is big but it doesn't compare to the World Cup." Even veteran captain Dani Alves , widely regarded as the player with the most important trophies in world football, admitted that he is excited for the occasion.

Although he won the Cup before 2007 with Brazil, he said that having the opportunity to do so at home gives him an additional advantage.

It's a special occasion, it feels special to be in the final with Brazil in the Maracana, said the 36-year-old, who announced two weeks ago that he was leaving Paris Saint-Germain, but declined to comment on his next club. destination.

Nothing in the world can compare to that. We will do everything possible to achieve our goal knowing that we will have to make the best effort, but we are ready for that.