Dunga fires Selecao warning
29 Jun 2010 - 09:09:34
Head coach Dunga has warned that his Brazil side can improve further, after seeing the Selecao defeat Chile 3-0 to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.
Goals from Juan, Luis Fabiano and Robinho settled an all-South American clash at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, with Dunga not fazed by the weight of expectation on his players.
He told reporters: "We know there is always this expectation that Brazil will be the winners, but being the favourite does not allow you to win the World Cup.
"Some people doubted that we would perform, but as we go along that confidence is growing and growing and we hope to make it to the final.
"When we had the ball, we were able to use it quickly. The quality Brazilian players have makes that easier.
"This team now has an ingrained playing style, even if there are personnel changes."
Of a last eight clash with a fluent Netherlands side, Dunga added: "Holland have a great World Cup tradition and they are very similar to the South American teams, so we have to be extremely careful.
"We have to be prepared to deal with extremely technical, excellent players. They are a solid team."