Tite confirmed that it was the “end of a cycle” for him as coach of Brazil after the favourites have been dumped out of the World Cup within the quarter-finals on penalties by Croatia on Friday.
The 61-year-old, who has been in cost since 2016, had beforehand made it no secret that he would depart the place after the event in Qatar, whatever the final result.
“It is a painful defeat but I go in peace. It is the end of a cycle,” he informed reporters after Brazil’s dramatic exit from the competitors at Doha’s Education City Stadium.
“I already said that a year and a half ago. I didn’t come here to win and then turn around and say I was going to stay. People who know me know that.”
After a goalless 90 minutes, Brazil took the lead via Neymar halfway via additional time just for Bruno Petkovic to equalise for Croatia within the 117th minute.
That meant penalties, and Rodrygo’s first kick for Brazil was saved by Croatia’s man of the match Dominik Livakovic.
With Croatia scoring 4 penalties, Marquinhos needed to convert when he stepped up for Brazil, solely to hit the submit.
Tite had already overseen a quarter-final exit by the hands of Belgium on the final World Cup in Russia 4 years in the past.
In between, Brazil gained the Copa America on dwelling soil in 2019 however then misplaced the ultimate of that event as hosts to Argentina final yr.
The Brazilian Football Confederation has beforehand mentioned it won’t select its subsequent coach till January.
Asked to evaluate his time in cost Tite mentioned: “In time I will be able to respond better.
“I’m not ready now to guage all of the work we have now carried out, however as time goes by it is possible for you to to make that evaluation.
“I don’t have the capacity to do that now after we have been eliminated.”
Meanwhile, Tite was requested why Neymar didn’t step as much as take Brazil’s fourth penalty as a substitute of Marquinhos once they needed to rating simply to remain alive within the shoot-out.
“Because he takes the fifth and decisive penalty,” he defined.
“The player with the most quality and the right mentality steps up when there is the most pressure.”
Neymar by no means acquired the possibility to take a penalty, having earlier equalled Pele’s report of 77 objectives for the Brazilian workforce.
It is simply the second time Brazil have misplaced a penalty shoot-out on the World Cup, after they have been overwhelmed by France in the identical manner on the quarter-final stage of the 1986 event in Mexico.
“When you lead 1-0 in extra time and then you concede the equaliser 13 minutes into the second half of extra time it is difficult,” Tite mentioned of his workforce’s frame of mind going into the shoot-out.
“It is difficult to stay mentally strong in a situation like that.”