Zico: 'Brazil must make changes'

Zico insists that Luiz Felipe Scolari's departure is just the first of many changes that need to be made for Brazil to be successful again.

Zico has claimed that there must be changes to the way Brazilian players are trained following their World Cup disappointment.

Despite heading into the tournament targeting a sixth title, the hosts were thrashed 7-1 in the semi-finals by eventual winners Germany, who went on to beat Argentina in the final at the Maracana.

Head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned from his role after pressure was put on the CBF to part company with the 65-year-old, but Zico believes that there need to be more changes on the way in the near future.

"It's time to put on the sandals of humility and start from scratch," Brazil's former midfielder told Bild. "You can't keep hiding. You have to change many things. Many things have to change.

"All I hear is that there were mistakes and that it does not matter when you lose in the semi-final against Germany, whether it's by one goal or seven. But that's not acceptable.

"We need to rethink the training of our players. We should be working mostly with young talents."

Reports earlier this week suggested that Manuel Pellegrini had rejected the opportunity to replace Scolari.

Manuel Pellegrini, manager of Manchester City celebrates victory with the trophy after the Capital One Cup Final against Sunderland on March 2, 2014
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