Brazilian national team coach Mano Menezes has said that he is extremely delighted with the progress of the national team under his regime.
Mano Menezes took over as the national team manager from Dunga after the end of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, in which Brazil were extremely disappointing.
Mano Menezes immediately took upon the role with the focus on bringing young players into the national team, while also making the team more attractive like in the past. The coach has a number of young and exciting players like Neymar, but he has been handed the difficult task of building them with a very young platform.
However, he seems extremely confident of doing well at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Brazil. He has already said that the team will be featuring a number of young players in the next few friendlies in order to prepare them for the major tournament.
His side once again proved that Brazil at the best when it comes to attacking football by thrashing the USA 4-1 in a recent friendly match. Thiago Silva, Neymar, and Alexandre Pato all were brilliant against USA. Marcelo scored the other goal for Brazil in the 4-1 rout of the USA.
“We had some very good moments during that match. We dominated most of the game. We suffered a little bit when the ball was inside our box, because the United States tend to put many players inside the area. We need to grow a little after each match. We were better today than against Denmark. A debut is always something that brings a lot of nerves. He [Rafael] gave positive responses, just like he has been doing at Santos, and that is why he is in the Brazil national team,” Menezes told reporters after the match.