Brazil boss gets why fans boo: 'We are humans'

Brazil's talent failing them so far in Copa America (1:37)

Following their goalless draw against Venezuela, the ESPN FC panel examine Brazil's less-than-impressive start to the 2019 Copa America. (1:37)

Brazil manager Tite said he understands why fans have been critical of the team's lacklustre start at the Copa America but remains steadfast that the host nation will improve.

The eight-time tournament winners were held to a scoreless draw against Venezuela in Group A action on Tuesday, with two Brazilian goals negated by Video Assistant Referee (VAR). At the end of that game, Tite was top of the list of trending topics on social media, with many expressing anger at his selections and substitutions.

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"When we don't get the result, of course it's frustrating. And we feel that. It's not the same thing playing here or elsewhere," Tite said at news conference on Friday. "We are humans. You want to put on a show and score a bunch of goals, but you need to be able to handle these types of situations. Our job requires that."

Brazil opened up the tournament with a 3-0 win over Bolivia, a somewhat tight affair that only saw the home side get on the scoreboard in the second half. Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho scored twice in the match, with emerging Gremio star Everton adding the third.

In both matches so far, the Brazilian supporters have booed their squad for their apparent lack of attacking prowess. Tite hinted at lineup changes against Saturday's match against Peru.

With four points, Brazil need a win at Sao Paulo's Corinthians stadium to ensure a favourable spot in the quarterfinals.

"I'm very proud of what I've accomplished here. If I get the support of the fans, I would like the same support for the young players," the former Corinthians boss said. "It's OK to have big expectations, but just give [the support]. I'm sure it will help the player a lot. If it helps me, imagine what it could do to a player.

Coutinho suffered a dip in form during this past season in Barcelona and was subject to constant criticism by the Camp Nou faithful. But Tite said he's happy from he has seen from the ex-Liverpool player.

"I'm satisfied enough [with Coutinho's performances]. But he can improve just like the team as a whole," Tite said. "When you talk about a single player in charge of creation, something is wrong. [Roberto] Firmino, Arthur or Allan can do that too. Football is like that. You can't put everything on one player's shoulders."

Tite confirmed that his squad will be without Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho against Peru, who suffered a right knee sprain in the Venezuela match.