Playing for LDU Quito, Valencia stands between another River v Boca rematch in the Copa Libertadores.
Despite winning the Copa America, Tite has several headaches to sort before naming his Brazil squad.
Several older players have signed contracts with Brazilian clubs of late.
Several injuries have meant the last few weeks have been more than forgettable for the head-coach.
After his miss for Gremio he more than made up for it representing Brazil at the Copa America.
Despite international success, coaches at home in Brazil face no real job security.
The tournament held across Argentina and Colombia has several problems to resolve.
The match against Japan will prove to be vital for his job security with Ecuador.
Their loss to Colombia is not disastrous, but clearly shows a team in transition.
Veterans still form a big part of Chile's Copa America squad.