Luis Felipe Scolari praised the Brazilian fans following his team’s emphatic 3-0 defeat of Spain in the Confederations Cup final.
“Playing here at the Maracana was favourable to us and the supporters created a spectacular atmosphere.
“What they did for us inside the stadium was fantastic, marvellous,” he told a Press conference.
“We must use this as a starting point inside our country for friendship and unity. We need to stay united and believe things can evolve and grow from here.”
Scolari admitted that before the tournament started he did not expect his team to go on and lift the trophy.
“We didn’t expect to win it but this is the path we are now on. We know the next tournament, the 2014 World Cup, will be much tougher even though there were four world champions here.
“It was only made possible after travelling down a long road, but we will continue on that path with much more confidence now,” he explained.