Brazil head coach Tite said on Wednesday that his side’s constant pressing made it difficult for their opponents Serbia to play with any rhythm.
Five-time champions Brazil beat Serbia 2-0 at Moscow's Spartak Stadium on Wednesday knocking them out of the tournament, while Brazil move through to the round of 16.
"Our team's strength is that we have players with different qualities. Fernandinho was begging to come on as a substitute - he is an excellent passer of the ball. In the second half we needed to raise our game in midfield and create free space. We played well during the whole match. You can read the statistics in different ways, but it's right to interpret it objectively. If you have more of the ball, it does not necessarily mean that you will win. We had six shots on target, the opponents had only two. But the Serbs were being pressed and it was more difficult for them," Tite said.
He added that his side is strong, balanced, aggressive and possess all the necessary qualities.
Brazil will now face Mexico in Samara on July 2.