"I told him, and he knows, about the price he's had to pay to get back to this level", said Tite.
They looked to be going the same way in their last-16 clash with Japan, trailing 2-0, only to mount a spectacular turnaround, with Nacer Chadli's 94th minute goal earning a 3-2 victory.
Brazil's 2-0 victory over Mexico was the Neymar show as the 26-year-old scored the first - his 57th worldwide goal in 89 appearances - before setting up the second for substitute Roberto Firmino late in the match.
The former FC Tokyo player, who also had a stint with Italian side Cesena, took to social media to herald the permanent move to Galatasaray, where he raised the Turkish first-division trophy last season after arriving on loan.
Local mosquito sampling tests positive for West Nile Virus
The mosquitoes were collected off North Spring Court, near Campbell and Jupiter roads, according to Garland health officials. People over the age of 50 are reportedly more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile if they do get sick.
After Monday's defeat, which came after they fended Belgium off and led by a point for some time, the Japanese team bowed to their own fans in gratitude.
"I hope (I can shine). We need to play together, give everything and see what happens". We play for Belgium, we have a lot of good players, but of course I want to go to the final.
The players had also saluted their supporters after the crushing loss.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said his side should accept they will be the underdogs in their World Cup quarter-final against star-studded Brazil on Friday. They've done all that, or at least much of it, but, by Nishino's own admission, it did not match what Belgium had in their repertoire. The players throughout this tournament were very positive, better than in the past. They even make their lunches in class and clean up after.
"(At the end) I was questioning myself, whether I had control of the game. It wasn't the players.