Eng­land are among WC favourites: Brazil’s Tite

The Phnom Penh Post - - FOOTBALL -

BRAZIL coach Tite views Eng­land as one of the favourites to win next year’s World Cup and be­lieves the cos­mopoli­tan na­ture of the Pre­mier League has ben­e­fited their na­tional team. “Even though South­gate has only had 13 games [as man­ager] so far, with Dele Alli, Kane and the ex­pe­ri­ence of [Gary] Cahill, that tra­di­tion counts, so I see Eng­land as one of the favourites,” Tite said on Mon­day ahead of last night’s friendly with Eng­land at Wem­b­ley. “I’m not just say­ing that be­cause I’m here at Wem­b­ley, speak­ing in front of English peo­ple. His­tor­i­cally, Eng­land’s [foot­ball] is a mix be­tween tech­ni­cal foot­ball, on the floor, but also phys­i­cal con­tact, qual­ity, short pass­ing, tri­an­gu­la­tion. In the Pre­mier League there are so many for­eign coaches and dif­fer­ent play­ers. It’s a very strong league with dif­fer­ent styles.”

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