EXCLUSIVE: RENAN LODI AND EVERTON IN BRAZIL STARTING LINE-UP AGAINST NIGERIA

Coach Tite has made changes to the team that drew 1-1 with Senegal on Thursday as he plans to end the three-match winless streak that the five-time World Cup winners have had.

This is the first time since 2013 that Brazil will fail to win a match on three consecutive occasions.

If they fail to beat Nigeria on Sunday, their record is further dented.

To avert this, Coach Tito, Sports Village Squared has gathered from the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) that both Alex Sandro and Philippe Coutinho who started in the match with Senegal are being replaced by  Renan Lodi and Everton.

This is to present a stronger team against Nigeria.  According to CBF,Coach Tite has confirmed two changes in the team facing Nigeria against the team that started the game against Senegal. 

Brazil’s last training session on Saturday ahead of the clash with Nigeria on Sunday

This Sunday in Singapore, the Brazilian Team will have Renan Lodi and Everton in place of Alex Sandro and Philippe Coutinho.

Keeping an eye on the formatting of a new game system, Tite explained the reason for the two changes. On Saturday night, after training in the afternoon, he talked to the journalists present in Singapore.

“What I have in mind about football is balance. When you are overly defensive or offensive, you suffer. Balancing the team is our challenge. And only in theory can not, I have to put to play. 

“If it doesn’t get a random thing. Renan was due to the sequence of Alex Sandro. He was coming from strong sequence in the club, travel, was not fully recovered. And I have at Renan the peace of mind to play.

“Éverton will play a similar role to what he did in at the Copa America” remarked the coach who said he was aware of the difficulty of facing another strong opponent like Nigeria.

“We know that they are very fast and have the physical strength with one of the strengths, but we will try to make our game, with fast passes, our pace. My role will be very similar to that of the Copa America, with freedom to attack there from the left and help in the re-composition”, said Everton ho has been handed a starting role.

On the other hand, left-back Renan Lodi will have his first opportunity as the Brazilian National Team starter. He, who made his debut with Amarelinha in a 1-1 draw with Senegal, hopes to do the trick.

“It was a great emotion there at the premiere, and now I will have a chance to start playing. I’m sure I will do my job very well. What Tite asked was to have peace of mind, to rotate the ball between the two sides and look for the triangulations on the side”,  said Renan.

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