The main novelty among those invited to Brazilian national team As for the FIFA history in June, midfielder Danilo was not included in the friendly match against South Korea and was on the bench against Japan. Not because of it, however, the player Palm trees Stop being carefully analyzed by Tite and his coaching staff.
In the first practice sessions, the assessment was that Danilo pulled out, something seen as normal given the boy’s age, who turned 21 in April. Everything was new for the young man: the environment, the proximity to world football stars, the opportunity to wear the shirt of the five-time world champion …
But later, breaking the ice as a result of close communication with the stars of the national team, the midfielder began to loosen up and also hit the ground correctly in training. To encourage him, Tite’s assistants praised him several times loudly for his work.
Danilo greets Tite after the Seleção match – Photo: Lucas Figueiredo / Brazilian Football Confederation
Together with Cesar Sampaio, one of the members of the coaching staff closest to Danilo, the coach had a private conversation with the player at the end of training in Seoul, the capital of South Korea.
Being an athlete with great potential, Palmeriens has been with the national team for some time, but was called up only this time because Tite saw the possibility of not counting on Casemiro and Fabinho, the finalists in the Champions League.
In addition to having a “Plan C,” the coaching staff took the opportunity to introduce Danilo into a maturation process within the selection, where the fact of playing little or no playing is treated as normal. The same was true of other young talents in the recent past, such as Guilherme Arana and Rodrygo.
Athlete Palm trees He will remain on Tite’s radar, which has nearly 50 athletes. Being in the squad for the World Cup is not an easy task, mainly because of the competition, but Danilo will accompany him.
Danilo, Palmeiras midfielder, in training with the national team – Photo: Lucas Figueiredo / CBF
The team will meet again in September, the last date of FIFA before the World Cup, where it must face Argentina, in a duel pending from the qualifiers, and will also play a friendly match against an opponent that has not yet been determined.
Danilo is traveling back to Brazil this Tuesday, but due to the long flight and timezone adjustment, he will hardly be in the field at Palm trees On Thursday, when the team faces Botafogo, at 19:00, the Brazilian Championship.
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