Brazilian player Firmino talked about some topics of the national team in an interview with FIFA's official website. He said: "I want to be the No. 9 worthy of Brazil's reliance; Neymar's excellence is beyond words."
"This is the performance of the entire team, and the spirit we demonstrated is worth it. The beginning of success is very important. It is even better to achieve such an outstanding performance."
"Two goals are unbelievable. I have more chances. I could have scored more goals, but I am very happy with two goals. I am 29 years old and I feel that I am at the best of my career. A good moment. I want to keep working hard and help Brazil enter the World Cup."
"That's right, but it's not that he told me not to help, but that he kept me in front. I still need to come back to guard, but he wants me to chase the ball less and stay in the penalty area more."
"It is natural for me to help others and then chase back. I am like this in Liverpool. I will play according to Tite's requirements, so in Brazil I will let go of this. I enjoy participating in the game and creating goals. I also Enjoy staying in the penalty area and score goals."
"Of course, I like to play in this position and I hope to be the No. 9 player that Brazil can rely on."
"This team has improved a lot in the past few years. They reached the last World Cup, they reached the Copa America final last year. We won, but it was a difficult game."
"They have good players and a very dangerous team. We know it will be a difficult game. We must do our best to win."
"In my heart, he is the best player. I don't say this only because he is my teammate. What he has done on the pitch is incredible. He has done well for the Brazilian team. Off the pitch, He is a compelling guy. He is a good man, a good friend, and we get along very well."
"Another incredible player. He did well in the game against Bolivia. He regained a lot of results and he did a great job after getting the ball. There is no word to describe Neymar."
"I admire Salah very much. I like his way of playing. He scores a lot. You won't believe how hard he worked. I am very grateful for playing with him and another outstanding player (Mane). ."
"This is a very difficult thing. The difficulty is beyond your imagination. I won the Champions League, the Club World Cup and the Premier League. The championship of the World Cup is what I lack. I must continue to work hard and stick to my dreams. We must believe and wait until 2022. this is possible."
"I am proud of being selected for the Brazilian team and proud of working with these players and coaches. I have full confidence in this group of players and coaching staff."