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THE EXTREME, KEY TO THE 'SCRATH'

The coach who helped Raphinha reach the Brazilian national team

Published:16/11/2022 - 12:41h

Updated:16/11/2022 - 12:41h

Marcelo Bielsa was in charge of convincing Tite to call Raphinha to the national team. The 'Canarinha' coach did not have much information at the time and turned to 'Loco' to find out more about the winger

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In the last announcements of the selection of Brazil, including the definite list of 26 players that will be presents in Qatar for the Glass of the World, the name of Raphinha has done recurrent. The today player of the FC Barcelona has done with a fixed square in the attack of Adenor Leonardo Bacchi 'Tite'. But his arrival to the selection had like artífice to an ancient trainer of the extreme in the English football.

It treats of Marcelo Bielsa, with the one who coincided during his go through the Leeds United. For then, the seleccionador Brazilian did not have sufficient information on the attacker, by what decided to contact to the 'Crazy' to know more details on his performance and his skills on the field to create disequilibrium. It was then when the Argentinian undid in praises to him and finished for convincing him.

Between his qualities, the then míster of the Leeds spoke on his explosive rhythm to the moment to initiate played of attack, the sacrifice in vital moments of the party, his work in defensive works when the meeting deserved it, as well as his good attitude in the changing room and his big potential to continue improving. All this information finished being of the like of the technician of the 'Scratch', that now has opened him the doors to a big opportunity in the Glass of the World.

Later, everything remained as if that conversation never had carried out, while the extreme followed focused in his work with the Leeds. Time afterwards, Raphinha could know that it had been Bielsa the one who had given references to Tite on his desempeñor for finally be summoned by the selection. Already dressing the elastic of the 'Canarinha', would commission to show that the said by the Argentinian was true.

Raphinha, key for the best classification of Brazil

The forward was key for the Brazilian attack in the eliminatory, that carried to the pentacampeona of the world to sign the best eliminatory of his history, leading the table with 45 points, surpassing the historical mark in the Conmebol that until then was had by the Argentinian selection in the process clasificatorio for Korea-Japan 2002. The 'Albiceleste' in that then added 43 units and his trainer, casually, was Marcelo Bielsa.

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