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Brazil coach absolutely nails it on Firmino - ‘I left there enamoured.' ‘The generosity' ‘Wow'

Posted On: 4 Aug 2020   |   Posted By: The Empire of The Kop

Sylvinho, the former Arsenal left-back who now works with Tite for the Brazilian national team, has explained why Roberto Firmino is such a world-class attacker.
Firmino's well-publicised struggles in front of goal in 2019/20 were used as a stick to beat him by rival fans, but they only tell a small part of his story in every game.
The fact Liverpool swept all before them in the Premier League with Firmino leading the line is testament to his importance - and you can absolutely guarantee Mo Salah and Sadio Mane wouldn't have scored nearly as many goals without his presence.
“When I started working with Brazil, Tite sent me to watch Firmino at Burnley and he was incredible,” Sylvinho told the Guardian .
“You see him play and think: ‘Yeah, he's very good.' But at the ground? Wow. He does so much. I left there enamoured. The ball's on the other side and you see him move, the generosity with which he links teammates, how he never lost the ball - that's incredibly hard in the Premier League....

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