The Brazilian national team manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has said that the team has to cut out the mistakes if they are to win the Confederations cup that will take place in the summer. The former Chelsea manager was recently appointed as the successor for the recently sacked Mano Menezes. He has been given the task of once again guiding a Brazilian team that is not at its best in recent years. Despite having some of the best talent in world football like Oscar and Neymar, Brazil have not been able to dominate the tournaments. They recently lost at the London Olympics 2012 in addition to the failures at the Copa America.
The group stages of the Confederations cup has recently been announced with Brazil facing Japan, Mexico, and Italy in the group stages. The 64-year-old manager has said that Brazil have the opportunity to win this tournament, but only if they cut out the mistakes. He has said that this will be a great chance to see the potential of the team because the group is extremely balanced. The technical assistant of the national team Carlos Alberto Parreira also said the same about the national team. If they commit any mistakes in the group stages, then it will be extremely tough to win the competition itself according to the technical assistant.
“It is an interesting draw because the teams in our group are all very balanced. It is a good chance to see our potential in these matches. We cannot choose who we are going to face in the first match but the order is not going to change our ambitions. We have to cut out any mistakes against those three teams,” Scolari told Globo. “This group does not give us any chance to make mistakes,” said Parreira.