Victory for Brazil turned out to be a difficult one for Arsenal’s fine striker Gabriel Jesus, who was controversially dropped from the September squad by Tite in September. Jesus has had a brilliant start to the season and is hoping to land a striker position in the national team, ahead of Richarlison. However, the Tottenham striker was picked up and had a stunning strike at Le Havre, scoring twice as Brazil won 3-0.
Attention now turns to Brazil’s last game before the World Cup kicks off – next week’s meeting with Tunisia at Parc de Princes. Here are the winners and losers of Selecao in the September rally so far.
The question of who should start the attack for Brazil at the World Cup is the biggest problem that Tite has to solve before the tournament. And on Friday night, Richarlison once again showed he was the reliable choice. He scored 2 beautiful goals to lead his team to victory. When he is not on the ball, he is also very industrious, always putting pressure on the Ghanaian defense.
Neymar brought his club form to the national team against Ghana. Placed below Vinicius on the left wing, the Paris Saint-Germain superstar has made his mark in every goal from Richarlison. At the age of 30, he has matured and if he continues on his current form, perhaps Neymar can finally make a difference as Brazil wants to win the World Cup again.
Central midfield is another area of intense contention for Brazil – but Lucas Paqueta’s performance will impress coach Tite. With considerable freedom in midfield, West Ham’s summer signing demonstrated high intensity and good vision, creating more than one good chance for his team-mates.
Of course, the biggest loser after this match was Jesus. He has done all he can to convince Tite that he deserves a place in the starting XI since moving to Arsenal, but the Brazilian still doesn’t overestimate him. His chances of starting in the World Cup continued to be reduced due to Richarlison’s performance.
Unfortunately for Pedro, he didn’t come off the bench. Perhaps things will be different against Tunisia, but for now, it seems difficult to imagine him going to the World Cup.
Cunha is in the group of three strikers who are considered to have lost all hope of starting the World Cup. Unlike Pedro, he came on for a bit, but struggled to impress as the game became sporadic after multiple substitutions. After not scoring or assisting enough, his World Cup prospects are now as thin as a string.
Thanh Vu – according to xevathethao.vn | 20:47 September 24, 2022