Brazil have managed to go some way towards ending the memories of a painful World Cup 2014 by winning six matches in succession.
However, manager Dunga reckons that the national team is still in a period of transition and that fans need to be warned about it. Dunga has gone against the philosophy of bringing older players to the national team. The likes of Kaka and Robinho have been recalled to recent squads, but it is highly unlikely that the former AC Milan stars will be featuring at the upcoming Copa America.
Dunga has tried to implement a new philosophy, especially when it comes to formations, in order to get the best out of the players at his disposal. Since Brazil do not have a great target striker at the moment, they have been playing with a false striker formation. This has helped get the best out of Neymar, who continues to score a lot of goals. Dunga has refused to take any credit for the good start made by the team. Instead, he wants to focus to shift towards the players, who have been the crux for this good run of form. Brazil return to action with friendly matches against France in March followed by the Copa America.
“I believe that the credit is not just mine, but that the players have made a positive start. However, the wins are not a sign that all Brazil’s problems have been resolved.
The national team is always improving and looking for growth with every day.The Copa America will be a tough tournament.However, our focus is on the qualifiers. The level has improved and it will be a long competition. We will have a hard road ahead of us,” said Dunga. Brazil are against Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela in the Copa America.