17 Oct

The Brazilian national team manager Mano Menezes has said that his team should rise up to the level of the Spanish national team. He has described that the Spanish national team is currently a cut above the rest of the football nations in the world. After winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the two European Championships in the last six years, it is easy to see the reason for Spain being voted as the best football nation in the world by the Brazilian manager. Brazil used to dominate world football in exactly the same situation.

However, the nation has certainly fallen behind its high standards in recent years and Mano Menezes is looking to revive the form of the nation once again. Brazil will be holding the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which gives them a great opportunity to lift the sixth title because it will be on home soil. However, the Brazilian national team manager reckons that they still have a long way to go before being considered as a better team than Spain, who are the undoubted favourites to win the World Cup this time around as well. Brazil recently managed a 6-0 win over Iraq in a friendly match.

“Today, we are not at the level of Spain. To this day, nobody has been able to maintain their style against Spain. I think they are one of the best, alongside Brazil 1970. The best are those that do something different from others, and Spain have, three times. We are in a race against time to make a team that can compete at the highest level, but I’m optimistic because I think we’re improving on target,” said the Brazilian manager, who decided to bring in the Real Madrid midfielder Kaka after an absence of two years from the Brazilian national team.