Bielsa wants Uruguay in the forefront against Brazil

Uruguay’s manager Marcelo Bielsa has called on his team to approach their Copa America quarter-final against Brazil with determination and intent at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday.

Uruguay, having won all three group matches and netted eight goals to top Group C, aim to advance to the semi-finals. The coach plans to employ his signature high-pressure attacking strategy against the Brazilian side, hoping to gain an early advantage in this crucial encounter.

“Normally I focus on the sector of the pitch we play in, how we recover the ball, whether we threaten and how we threaten, and whether the way we build the attack is the style I want the team to play,” Bielsa told a news conference on Friday.

The coach also said that Vinicius Jr‘s absence from the Brazil team won’t be a factor in their strategy, and described him as the best winger in the world.

“Personally, I don’t think his absence will affect us. Brazil are a country that has a lot of wingers at both ends of the pitch at the moment, and they play in big teams all over the world. Brazil’s replacement, Endrick, will not be easy to neutralise in Vinicius’ absence.”

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