Brazil manager Dunga believes there
is still room for improvement despite his side’s 3-0 win over Chile.
The five-time world champions
strolled into the quarter-finals following the emphatic win in Johannesburg,
setting up an intriguing encounter with Holland on Friday. Brazil were rarely
troubled by Chile and secured the victory thanks to goals from Juan, Luis
Fabiano and Robinho. But Dunga, who has also created a formidable defence, says
he wants more despite the flowing moves against the fellow South Americans.
“We have to improve in all sectors
of our play, but it was a nice game against Chile,” he said. “We have already
said we are trying to play the open football which everyone wants to see. The
players did well and we got forward a lot.
“We know the Netherlands are a very
difficult team to beat and they are very able technically, they play their
football like South Americans.”
One blot on an otherwise
unblemished performance was that Kaka received another yellow card, having just
missed a game following his red against the Ivory Coast.
The Real Madrid man hacked down
Arturo Vidal and English referee Howard Webb had no hesitation in reaching for
his pocket. Dunga admits he is concerned by Kaka’s high number of bookings.
He added: “Yes, it is a problem, I
don’t want Kaka to be left suspended, the technical players are punished and
those who commit fouls aren’t.
“This started in the group stage,
we are going to talk to Kaka about this, we don’t want to get bogged down on
the issue of yellow cards.”
On Kaka’s general performance in
the World Cup, Dunga remarked: “If we look at Kaka, he didn’t play a 90-minute
game in the last five months, we have built him up slowly, everything has been