Brazil coach Tite says Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho is in front of Chelsea’s Willian for the national side because he is a “magician”.

Chelsea midfielder Willian was selected for Tite’s first two games in charge of Brazil, a 3-0 win over Ecuador and a 2-1 win over Colombia, but Coutinho produced impressive performances off the bench.

“With his passes Coutinho opens the lines, creates space. I like his mobility, he was influential in both games when he came on.”

Brazil face Bolivia in the first of their upcoming World Cup qualifiers before an away tie against Venezuela as Tite looks to maintain his winning start as national team boss.