Tite: Brazil Coach Explains Why He Danced With His Players After Ruthlessly ‘Dealing’ With South Korea

Tite: Brazil Coach Explains Why He Danced With His Players After Ruthlessly ‘Dealing’ With South Korea

  • Brazil coach Tite has dismissed claims his side's choice of celebrations after scoring as not born out of disrespect
  • The 61-year-old manager danced with the Selecao squad after Richarlison scored their third goal against -South Korea
  • He would hope for similar occurrences to show off his dance moves when Brazil face Croatia in the quarterfinals

Brazil coach Tite has given insight into why he joined his players in their Samba-styled goal celebrations.

Tite's Brazil, one of the favourites to win the 2022 World Cup, literally danced their way to quarterfinal qualification following their comprehensive 4-1 victory over South Korea.

Vinicius Junior opened the floodgates after just seven minutes before Neymar, Richarlison and Paqueta put the game to bed before halftime in a complete demolishing exercise.

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Brazil showed off their dance moves during the demolition exercise against South Korea. Photo credit: @brfootball
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However, Brazil's trademark dance celebrations have taken the sting out of the result with a section of fans labelling the Samba-styled jubilation as 'disrespectful.'

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ITV pundit Roy Keane also tore into Brazil at half-time and accused them of being "disrespectful" towards their opponents. He declared as quoted by Mirror, "I don't like this," before adding: "I think it's disrespecting the opposition.
"It's four [goals] and they're doing it every time. I don't mind the first kind of little jig - whatever they're doing - but they're still doing it after that and then the manager getting involved with it. I'm not happy with it, I don't think it's very good at all."

But in a quick response, the 61-year-old manager dismissed claims their celebrations were disrespectful, explaining it is a mark of happiness.

“I have to be careful (doing the dances) because there are always the malicious ones who say it's disrespectful. It is a display of happiness,” Tite said as quoted by Brasil Edition.

Tite dances with Richarlison

Richarlison pulled out a dance from Brazil coach Tite after scoring in the Selacao's first-half mauling of South Korea.

The five-time world champions have been rampant against the Asians in the round of 16 clash with the Tottenham forward netting his side's third.

Vinicius Jr opened the scoring with a clever goal before Neymar doubled the lead from the spot.

Brazil dance to victory

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that a ruthless Brazil side cruised to a four-nil lead within 36 minutes, making light work out of their round-of-16 clash with South Korea.

Having suffered their first group stage defeat since 1998 against Cameroon, the five-time world champions turned on the heat against the Group H runners-up.

Vinicius Junior began the demolishing exercise when he connected well with a cutback pass from tricky winger Raphinha after just seven minutes.

Source: SportsBrief.com