Saturday June 22 2013
Scolari: 'Confidence-booster'

Felipe Scolari believes Brazil “gained a lot of confidence” with their 4-2 victory over Italy and praised striker Fred.

“I think the Seleçao gained a lot of confidence with this victory and are also winning over the fans,” declared the Coach.

“We are slowly developing and discovering where we go wrong to correct those elements for the future.

“There is a very long way to go, but we are working on it and more importantly are on the right path.”

Fred bagged a brace this evening in Salvador, although the forward is not a fan favourite by any means.

“Fred has scored in almost every game and some people don’t like him, but in my view he always contributes both in terms of goals and helping the team.”