Crowd made us angry, admits Brazil coach Menezes

The former Corinthians boss has slammed supporters of the national side, claiming their booing sent his team into a rage ahead of the demolition of China

Brazil coach Mano Menezes has conceded that fans at the game between the Selecao and South Africa last week put the team into "a rage".

Large numbers of the crowd in Sao Paulo booed a young Brazil side as they struggled to a 1-0 win against Gordon Igesund's team, and the 50-year-old has admitted that the treatment they received spurred them on to win 8-0 against China on Monday.

“The team was brought to a rage in Sao Paulo,” he told lancenet.

“We needed to turn that feeling into energy. We just wanted to answer them on the pitch.

“Against China, we just wanted to show the ability we have. The team came out quickly, and weren't content with just a few goals. We knew we could do better [than against South Africa] and we showed that.

“We can't take a lot of answers from the China match. But I don't want to devalue our win.”