After celebrating their goals in Brazil’s 4-1 World Cup victory over South Korea with extravagant dance moves, their coach got in on the act as well. The celebrations caused controversy among the team’s fans.
On Monday, the favorites going into the tournament put on a terrifying display of attacking football to send South Korea packing and set up a quarterfinal matchup with Croatia, the 2018 runners-up, in Qatar.
Vinicius Junior gave Tite’s team the lead in the seventh minute, and Neymar scored from the spot after returning from an ankle injury as the Koreans were outclassed.
However, the manner in which the Brazilians performed choreographed dance moves during the game caught the attention of many viewers.
Roy Keane, a former Manchester United and Ireland captain, said, “Look, I’ve never seen so much dancing, it’s like watching Strictly,” a popular British television show in which celebrities compete in a dance contest.
The well-known television pundit continued, “I just can’t believe what I’m watching, I really can’t.”
Roy Keane”I don’t like this because I think it really disrespects the opposition,” she said.
After Richarlison’s classy third goal for Brazil in the 29th minute, even Tite did a jig with his players in front of his dugout.
They had been practicing their dance moves, according to the Tottenham forward.
He said of the coach, “This cheerful and happy atmosphere is important, the professor’s joy infects us on the field.”
Tite, who is 61 years old, also defended the celebrations.
He stated, “There are always spiteful individuals who will understand it as disrespect.”Since I am aware of the visibility, I instructed the players to conceal me slightly.
“I didn’t want it to have any other meaning than the joy of the goal, the result, and the performance,” she said. “I didn’t want it to show disrespect for the opponent or (South Korea coach) Paulo Bento, for whom I have a lot of respect.”
The legendary 1994 World Cup player for the United States of America, Alexi Lalas, stated that he was all for the colorful celebrations.
He told Fox Sports: “I feel sorry for you if you are someone who frowns and is grouchy and grumpy about soccer players dancing after they have scored a goal, or about Brazilian players dancing after they have scored a goal, and you have some erroneous idea of what sportsmanship is.
I’m sorry that you don’t have a happy life.
“You do whatever it is you want to do to celebrate the greatest moment in our beautiful game, whether you want to dance, sing, or run around like a crazy person.”