Brazil head coach, Tite sympathises with Argentina , as he believes they will be having trouble sleeping as they are in danger of missing out of the World Cup in Russia.
Argentina are sixth on the CONMEBOL table , outside of qualification and face an important clash against Ecuador. A draw or a loss will see them miss the competition for the first time since 1970.
There are suggestions that Brazil, who play Chile will try to harm the chances of the Albiceleste, but Tite insists that is not the case.
“I want the competition to be fair,” Tite told reporters on Monday. “That will make us all play well.
“I have friends in Argentina. I respect Jose Pekerman very much in Colombia and I recognise the capacity of Chile.”
“Qualification for the World Cup is not about one game, it is about a full campaign”, added Tite, who is open to continuing in his role beyond the World Cup.
“Yesterday [Sunday], we thanked each other because we are already qualified.
“I can’t imagine what it is like for others — they must be having trouble sleeping. We are going to do what is most important for us, for the dignity of a people. [In the end], others will reap what their work sowed.”