Winning the CA bought him some time . But it didn’t fool many . We didn’t play good and the competition was weak . The weakest in recent memory . The one excuse he can ride on is not having Neymar. I am not sure if we are Neymar dependent. But perhaps Tite is. He built a team that wasn't as reliant on Neymar, but only when Neymar has been playing if that makes any sense. I tend to think all the all other players are mostly just good support players. In early 2000s at least we had Rivaldo as another game changer and the FBs were pretty solid as well.