Scolari: Brazil at 80 per cent

Luiz Felipe Scolari has insisted that Brazil still have room for improvement ahead of their game against Chile this afternoon.

The hosts take on their South American neighbours in the Last 16 of the World Cup later today.

And the Coach has claimed that his men are only at ’80 per cent’, but must get better to beat Jorge Sampaoli’s men.

“We like to watch the games, but we don't listen to what the pundits and commentators say,” he told a Press conference.

“We don't really want to know what is being said because some players don't take well to [public] criticism.

“The team at this time is at 80 per cent of the level we were at in the Confederations Cup.

“We have done a lot of work with our medical department, a lot of psychological work. The evolution has been noted and we are approaching the normal and ideal conditions we had last year.

“Chile are a very good team," Scolari said. "They have adapted to the system of [Coach Jorge] Sampaoli and they have a new dynamic since his arrival.

“Their performances have improved and they can cause us problems, maybe even beat us.

“That's not in our plans as we are preparing to win the game, but if we lose, life goes on.”

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