"In Brazil only being the champion is good, second place or fourth, like happened at the last cup, the players are criticised, the team.
And not everyone (in Brazil) likes me", Tite said, chuckling.
"But of course I'm not happy with the result and of course I wanted to win tonight".
With that in mind, it is set to change hands once again for Brazil's opening group stage game today, with Real Madrid's Marcelo set to lead out the Seleção for their match against Switzerland.
When asked about who might light up the World Cup, Carlos wrote in his column for the Sunday Mirror: "People talk about Messi, Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski and Neymar, but for me, Willian is right up there".
Ahead of their campaign beginning this weekend, Brazil have been unable to escape reminders of a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semi-finals of the tournament on home soil four years ago.
After Switzerland, the Brazilians will take on Serbia and Costa Rica in Group E. After all, they are unbeaten in their last five World Cup matches.
Germany launches its title defense in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium against Mexico and its boisterous, sombrero-wearing fans, who've been highly visible in the Russian capital.
"We had some good, clean situations but could have been more precise".
Mexico has lost in the round of 16 in six straight World Cups, and in a bid to end that streak it added a mental coach to its staff: Imanol Ibarrondo, a former player with Spanish club Rayo Vallecano.
"I can't coach a team who complains".
"But that is the moment, you end up taking decisions, sometimes, that are not the best ones, but only those who are there get to know how hard it is to play at these moments".
Tite said midfielder Fred, newly signed by Manchester United, is still recovering from an ankle injury and is the team's only doubt.
The Central Americans topped a group including Uruguay, Italy and England last time to reach the quarter-finals, and this time are in Brazil's group.