As a great friend says, the midfield formed by Casemiro, Fred and Paquetá is not very creative and does not live up to the history of Brazilian football.
Against Ghana, Fred did not play. And his departure brought about a series of changes that made Brazil, at least against Ghana, owner of an engaging, agile and totally dominant football.
Without Fred, Neymar played further back. And the attack had Richarlison in the middle, Vinícius at one end and Raphinha at the other.
A classic 4-3-3 that turned into a 4-1-5 with the approach of Neymar and Paquetá.
Such an offensive disposition was balanced with a more defensive posture from the sides Eder Militão and Alex Telles. Two tall players, important in the offensive and defensive high ball. Daniel Alves’ potato is baking.
Neymar was brilliant with the assists for Richarlison’s two goals.
Brazil also showed a lot of marking strength, preventing the big players from leaving the ball. A very strong aerial ball, with goals from Richarlison and Marquinhos. And Vinícius Jr and Raphinha very well on the sides of the field.
The enthusiasm is valid, Brazil really played very well. It is good, however, to make allowances for the technical and tactical fragility of Ghana’s defensive system.
In addition to Brazilians, Uruguayans and Portuguese can also be happy. If they play like that, Ghana won’t be a rival in the Cup.