Football: Zagallo stays confident

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The Independent Online
THE Brazilian coach, Mario Zagallo, conceded yesterday that his team's defence had "holes in coverage", but added that he thought it unlikely that any opponent will threaten it. "No team will make the mistake of playing offensively with us," he said. "I'm sure that all will play on the counterattack."

Ronaldo, one of Zagallo's main assets, was no less confident. "I want to win the World Cup and I believe in this team," said the striker.

"In Brazil it is victory or exile - there is nothing in between. We are all united in our aim to win here and the atmosphere in the group is excellent," he added.

"We can achieve our ambition of becoming the second South American side to win in Europe (following Brazil in Sweden in 1958)."