Brazil was nervous against North Korea, says coach Dunga

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Johannesburg, June 16 (ANI): Brazil coach Dunga admitted his side had shown "nervousness and anxiety" in their World Cup opener against North Korea at Ellis Park before running out 2-1 winners.

Maicon made the breakthrough for the five-time world champions with a shot from an acute angle and Elano added a superb second when he sidefooted home a brilliant through-ball from Robinho.

"The first match is always very tiring. There is a lot of nervousness and anxiety after a lot of training sessions. All of us want to score and not concede any goals," The Mirror quoted Dunga, as saying.

"I'm not entirely happy but this is common in football. In the second half we changed our rhythm a bit. At first we were passing side to side but in the second half we improved a lot," he added.

"The spirit of this team is noteworthy and this team wants to go forward," he said. (ANI)

Story first published: Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 16:29 [IST]
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