Dunga: Brazil were nervous ahead of Korea game
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,” said Dunga. “There is a lot of nervousness and anxiety after a lot of training sessions. I’m not entirely happy but this is common in football.”