Brazil legend Bebeto call for team work for World Cup glory

World Cup 2018 By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 16/05/2018

Brazilian legend Bebeto has called for collective team effort for the coming World Cup in Russia, according to report.

Former Brazil forward is of the view that the players much switch away from individual effort and do things collectively in Russia.

Bebeto also believed that coach Tite could be the man to harmonize the squad.

"Tite has done a wonderful job,” Bebeto told Brasil Global Tour. “He has formed a really good team and I feel that he has the players on board with his ideas. That’s really important, the coach has to have that."

“There is great pressure at a World Cup so the players have to feel comfortable, be committed and proud to be able to wear the shirt. To compete at a World Cup, you have face up and always think of the collective, of what is best for the group, because you don’t achieve anything alone.

“We have to end this business of Neymar winning the World Cup. Everyone needs to work together and be focused on the same objective – as a group.”

He also spoke about the absence of Dani Alves from the team and Bebeto believes his on- and off-field presence will be a loss for the Selecao.

"I think they will miss Dani Alves a lot,” he said. “The World Cup is such a difficult competition, you have to have experience, players who are already accustomed to playing on that stage and he is one of them.

“He has a great experience, is a serial winner… I was sad to hear that he will not be able to play in what would have likely been his last World Cup.”

Manchester City’s Danilo and Fagner of Corinthians are now in competition for the slot and Bebeto believes the former should join the first-team.

“Danilo should start because he's the closest to what Dani does.”

Brazil will play  Croatia and Austria next month in a friendly match.