Thiago Silva reckons Brazilian Football is in a decent state and some of the criticism that the players are receiving these days is uncalled for.
The Selecao seem to have lost the trust of the people and the media back home after their displays on the field in the last one and half years.
After the thrashing Germany loss in 2014, which was hugely embarrassing for the Football fraternity in the country, Brazil has had a couple of failures in the recently finished 2015 as well.
In Copa America, they crashed out of Round of 8 which was unexpected and pretty disappointing and they couldn’t show that much conviction in their performances in the World Cup qualifiers either.
The very first qualifier against Chile, they lost comprehensively by 0-2.
They bounced back with a couple of wins thereafter to keep themselves in top three in the South America World Cup qualification standings at the end of the year, but, the boss Dunga and the team management would not be satisfied with the overall showings of the team.
However, according to Silva, there is not as much wrong in Brazilian Football as some people, especially the players turned television experts, are portraying.
Speaking to a website, the former skipper said, “There’s been plenty of nonsense being said on Television of late.”
“Those who have been here, they have got the idea how difficult it can be, but, they don’t hesitate in dishing out the flak and it hurts you the most as a player.”
“I don’t think there is any lack of quality as far as our Football is concerned at the moment.”
“Yes, the confidence is not there. We’ve not been able to play with a lot of innovation and it’s something we will have to rediscover for sure.”