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Brazil coach Tite pays glowing tribute to Barcelona midfielder Arthur

Brazil coach Tite was full of praise for Barcelona midfielder Arthur after their win over the USA.

Tite spoke afterwards of just how special a central midfielder Arthur is.

"Arthur articulates the game and is positional, re-programming passes," the coach said in the post-match press conference.

"He encourages the opponent to mark somebody, but then he tricks them by changing his side and redirecting the pass.

"He has the ability to make a pass for the passer.

"He makes transition happen.

"He can collect the ball close to the defenders and give it to Philippe Coutinho or Neymar.

"He makes this transition happen, taking part in the first or second movement, and he does it with impressive ability.

"I spoke to Roger Machado and told him 'this player finds ways out'.

"He always finds the best escape, the best pass out.

"Even if he doesn't provide the assist, he comes up with the pass that will help a player in attack to be found in space."

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