Roberto Firmino appears likely to be given a more prominent role within the Brazil setup in the coming months.
The Liverpool forward has often found himself playing second fiddle to Gabriel Jesus in the Selecao starting XI, with 17 of his 28 caps coming as a substitute.
However, Firmino was given a starting spot on Friday as the five-time world champions ran out 1-0 winners over continental rivals Uruguay at the Emirates Stadium.
This week, Tite confirmed that the 27-year-old is in line to start once again up front as Brazil prepare to face Cameroon at Stadium MK on Tuesday.
"Roberto Firmino is still a new player in the national team and so it's only fair to give him his chance to get used to that position and to create his understanding with the players around him," the head coach told reporters.
With the Copa America taking place next summer in Brazil, Firmino will undoubtedly be happy to be considered for a leading role ahead of such an illustrious tournament in his home country.
But with Liverpool taking part in some very important games in the coming weeks, a number of Reds fans have expressed their concerns regarding their star's added toil in the famous yellow shirt.
Here is what some of the Kop faithful have said on Twitter regarding Firmino's starting berth against the Indomitable Lions:
Nooooooo what is this idiot going, (sorry Brazil stat) why couldn’t he have this many starts in the World Cup ffs. Arghhhhh— FutbolKeita (@FutbolKeita) November 19, 2018
That’s great and all, but like, we’re play against Watford this weekend— Josh (@Josh_LFC4life) November 19, 2018
Nooooo. He needs a rest.— footbork (@footbork) November 20, 2018
Other fans, however, praised Tite's decision to give Firmino more game time at international level, highlighting his credentials as a top player:
good decision— Yadhu (@YadhuYadhuca) November 20, 2018
Finally he is seeing the light— AutSanAut (@Sanaut) November 19, 2018
That’s good. Hope bobby gets taken off 60 odd minutes in, needs a rest— . (@ffsSalah) November 20, 2018
Good we need HIM to build his confidence— Farouk (@Farouk78692) November 19, 2018
Liverpool will be in action away at Watford this weekend before travelling to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League next Wednesday and hosting Everton in the Merseyside derby next Sunday.
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