Neymar came off the bench at half time following an uninspired display from Brazil in the opening 45 minutes, and went on to break the deadlock with a dazzling run and finish 21 minutes from time.
However, Tite warned that he will not allow Neymar to dictate whether he is fit enough to feature in Brazil's final warm-up game with Austria next Sunday, having only just returned from more than three months on the sidelines with a fractured metatarsal.
"He came back above normal, far above my expectations. I expected much less of him because it is a gradual process," Tite told reporters at his post-match press conference.
"He will have to go through stages - he is going to have his ups and downs but by the third, fourth or fifth game he will be back to his level. He is a different player but he cannot be given the responsibility to decide [on his fitness] - that would be inhumane.
"He is a key part - but not everything. To reach the goal requires the medical department, physiology and so much work. It is unfair to put that [pressure] on one person - the sense of the team is stronger."
Neymar's goal was his 54th for Brazil in just 84 appearances, leaving him only one behind Romario in the all-time list.