Brazil midfielder Giuliano hoping to repay coach Tite’s faith

Natal (Brazil), Oct 6 (IANS) Midfielder Giuliano said he hopes to repay the faith shown in him by Brazil coach Tite when they host Bolivia in a World Cup qualifier.

Giuliano, who has been capped nine times for Brazil, is expected to replace suspended Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Paulinho in Brazil’s starting line-up at Arena das Dunas here, reports Xinhua.

“I know that I have Tite’s confidence. He’s giving me an opportunity. If he called me up it’s because he believes in me,” the Zenit Saint Petersburg player said.

“I have to do my part. It’s the chance of a lifetime.”

Giuliano has been in impressive form for the Russian club, scoring six times from seven appearances since his July move from Gremio.

Brazil are currently second in the 10-team South American qualifying group for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The clash against Bolivia will be followed by another qualifier against Venezuela in the Andean city of Merida next Tuesday.



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