MX23RW : Wednesday, September 22 16:48:30| >> :600:363341:363341:

Luiz Felipe Scolari: 'Our start was fantastic'

Scolari: 'Our start was fantastic'
© PA Photos
Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari hails his side's positive start in their victory over Mexico.

Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has said that his side's positive start in their Confederations Cup victory over Mexico was the deciding factor in the game.

The Selecao boss admitted that the opposition dominated periods of the match, but believes that the home crowd unsettled them somewhat.

"Our start was fantastic. Then, Mexico turned it around and dominated us for a bit," Scolari told reporters.

"I would say we did very well. The entire team. I believe that the atmosphere from the fans here in Fortaleza spooked Mexico at the beginning of the match."

The Brazilian coach also conceded that his side struggled after Chelsea's David Luiz picked up an injury and had to leave the field for treatment.

"When David Luiz came off, we had problems. There was about a 25-minute stretch where we did not play well," he added.

"In the second half, we adjusted and it was a balanced game. Mexico risked more up front and we did not play as well as we did against Japan."

Brazil emerged 2-0 winners courtesy of goals from Neymar and former Manchester City and Everton forward Jo.

ID:89798: cacheID:89798:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2452:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Read Next:
Result: Brazil overcome Mexico to reach semis

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
La Liga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Taca da Liga
Scottish League Cup
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Swedish Allsvenskan
Finnish Veikkausliiga
Belarusian Premier League
Serie B
Copa Libertadores
Copa Sudamericana
Liga MX
J1 League
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd5410134913
4Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton540174312
5Manchester CityMan City53111111010
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs530236-39
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham522111748
10Aston Villa52128717
12Leicester CityLeicester520358-36
14Crystal Palace512258-35
16Wolverhampton WanderersWolves510425-33
17Leeds UnitedLeeds5032512-73
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle5023613-72
20Norwich CityNorwich5005214-120

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!