Monday November 18 2019
Tite: 'Paqueta will grow at Milan'

Brazil CT Tite has defended his decision to give Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta the No 10 shirt after criticism from Rivaldo.

Paqueta was Brazil’s No 10 during their 1-0 defeat to Argentina on Friday night, prompting his club-and-country predecessor to hit out at Tite for “disrespecting” the jersey.

However, the coach has now put his faith in the 22-year-old, backing him to eventually shine for Milan. 

“We need to be patient with Paqueta,” he was quoted as saying by Corriere della Sera.

“He lost a bit of confidence after giving away the ball with his two first touches.

“He has talent, so we need to keep calm. Lucas is a great player and he’ll show it on the pitch, increasing his performance levels at Milan.”

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