Updated: Jun 25
We were joined yesterday by Brazil national team assistant coach, Matheus Bachi, to discuss his role with the national team and get an insight into their training camps and environment. I'm a massive fan of Brazilian football and recently watched the 'All Or Nothing' documentary on Amazon Prime about the Copa America success, so I was really excited to speak with Matheus. I was fascinated by the level of passion in the documentary in a variety of different contexts: player relationships, pressure from fans, team-talks, and player-coach interactions, so I was keen to get his views on how they manage this. I also loved his insight into players "playing with joy" even at that level and the competitive characteristics that those players show on a daily basis. Matheus played college soccer in the US with Carson Newman so it was very interesting to get his perspective on the game over here.
You can watch the full interview below:
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