Even if they conceded a late equaliser, "The Beast" and his teammates were satisfied with Brazil's point at Ecuador.Within seconds of entering the field of the Atahualpa stadium Julio Baptista put Brazil ahead, but the five-time world champions ended up drawing the match after conceding a late equalizer.
"It was a positive result. It is very difficult to play there [in Quito]. We already knew it would be difficult, but we still picked up a positive result, we managed a point," said Julio Baptista.
With the result, Brazil were passed by Argentina in the World Cup qualifying standings. The Argentines thrashed Venezuela 4-0 on Saturday.
Right now Dunga's squad find themselves in third place, with 18 points.
Despite their position, midfielder Felipe Melo coincided with Julio Baptista in that Brazil claimed a positive result in the altitude of Quito.
"To arrive here and to play like Brazil did isn't easy. In the dressing room everyone had to use oxygen masks to breathe," affirmed Melo.
Meanwhile, Robinho admitted that Brazil could have played better, but they couldn't find their feet under such difficult conditions.
"We could have played a better game, but claiming a point in a match of this type was good. We didn't pass the ball well, and it is tough when playing the ball around is our main characteristic. When we fail to do this the team plays badly," insisted Robinho.
Next week Brazil will be expected to claim a convincing victory when they face Peru at the Beira-Rio stadium in Porto Alegre.
Gregory Sica, Goal.com