Brazil legend and former left-back Roberto Carlos said that Brazil have lost their essence of playing attacking football but insisted that the team is more organized defensively under coach Tite.
Carlos was an integral part of the legendary Brazil team that had won Brazil their last World Cup back in 2002, when the likes of attacking greats like Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho dazzling the spectators with their combination play and individual talent. That kind of attacking prowess is hard to find in any team of this generation.
Carlos however insisted that although the team has lost its attacking zeal of old times, but the team looks defensively much stronger under the current boss.
"We lost the essence of Brazilian football, which is offensive football, but we are organised in the defensive sector," the Real Madrid legend told media in Moscow.
Carlos was also optimistic about Brazil’s chances in this World cup and believed that this might be the year to end their 16-year drought and bring back the glory.
"I hope we win again, since we haven't won since 2002. I believe the time has come for Brazil to be champions. I see it as something possible," he said.
Brazil will play Switzerland in Rostov on Sunday to kick off their World Cup 2018 journey.