Gabriele Marcotti for ESPN FC:
It obviously won’t hurt as much as last year — there was no 1-7 — but in some ways it’s more worrying. You were looking for some kind of progress, some kind of movement along the learning curve. When that wasn’t coming, you hoped for at least a reaction. After all, this was Dunga’s team, surely — even just by some kind of unconscious osmosis — he could transmit some of what made him such a great player on to his squad?