After a disastrous World Cup campaign, many questions will be asked of Brazil in the coming months. New coach Dunga has a major job on his hands to rebuild the confidence of the national team. He was recently appointed as the successor to Luiz Felipe Scolari, thus marking a return to the team that sacked him after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Unlike Scolari, Dunga failed to get the time past the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Despite this, many see him as someone capable of getting Brazil back to its feet due to the solid style of football that he likes to play.
The 1994 World Cup winning captain has said that Brazil must take advantage of superstar Neymar. The Barcelona forward is widely regarded as the best talent within this Brazilian national team. After several comparisons with Pele throughout the World Cup 2014, Neymar showed that he carried the team on his young shoulders. It was only after his absence that Brazil collapsed in spectacular fashion in the semifinals and the third place play-off. Neymar finished as the top scorer for the Brazilian national team. Dunga says that the 22-year-old should be utilised in the same way Pele was used several decades ago.
"We have to find a solution. Football is very versatile today and you need a lot of movement. Having a fixed No.9 can do well in some tournaments, but not in others. You have to be mobile and create space. We have difficulties with some players because they leave when they are 17 or 18 and don't play for their teams. Then they have no experiences or self-esteem and the national team suffers. If we all believe that Neymar is our best player, he should play in that position and others should adapt to him,” said Dunga.