Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Scolari to keep faith in attacking style

The winner at the Stade de Geneve will secure their place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2008, with both teams having claimed three points from their opening games in the group, but Scolari insists his team will not adapt their playing style.

"We have our own style, we won't change," he said. "We know they have specific strong points, but we have to have faith in our own technical qualities. And sometimes the best form of defence is attack."

He added: "We are working on a few specific things. We have looked at a few videos, examined certain players for set-pieces.

"And we need to make sure we are closer to our opponents because of the long balls they send to their forwards.

"But my players are very motivated and focused for this match."

Scolari also revealed his starting XI will be the same team that eased to a 2-0 win over Turkey in their opening pool match last Saturday.

"There is no use thinking about the first match - if we don't beat the Czech Republic, it will be all or nothing in our last match (against Switzerland)," said the former Brazil coach.

"What I fear about the Czech Republic is their history, their tradition, and I think it will be a very even match."

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