Scolari: We could have beaten Chile by more

The Brazil boss was pleased with his side's showing as they saw off La Roja 2-1 on Tuesday, and admits he has been impressed by newcomers Robinho and Willian
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was left hugely satisfied by Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat of Chile at Toronto’s Rogers Centre, the Selecao’s sixth victory in a row.

Hulk gave the Selecao a first-half lead before Eduardo Vargas equalised on 71 minutes, but substitute Robinho headed the winner with just ten minutes remaining.

And Felipao admitted he was pleased with his side’s performance and believes they could have won the game even more comfortably.

“We created a lot of opportunities, but unfortunately only managed two goals,” he said.

“We could have won by more, it would have been no exaggeration. We played well from the first minute until the last. I think it went well.”

Brazil have now notched 20 goals in their last six friendlies and while star forward Neymar didn’t get on the scoresheet on in Canada, Scolari was pleased with the 21-year-old’s performance.

“You cannot expect a player to play at the same level for 60 or so games a year,” he said.  “But I think Neymar played very well. He made a lot of great passes and his movement was excellent.”

Robinho, who returned to the squad this month after a two-year absence, also impressed his coach, as did Chelsea’s Willian.

“When we introduce players like Willian and Robinho to a team that did so well at the Confederations Cup we expect them to stand up to the rest of the group and they have done that,” he added.

Scolari will now have to wait until March next year to get the squad together again, when they will face South Africa.