"We've taken note of all of his personal and technical characteristics as well as watching him play," Tite told a virtual news conference. "He is a new emerging talent in an important position," he added.
"We are working hard for the new season and I think we will have the same group of players that we have now in pre-season," he commented.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin hit a hat-trick as Everton also made it two wins from two games with a 5-2 thrashing of newly-promoted West Brom, who have now lost twice and conceded eight times on their return to the top flight.
The next 20 minutes were dominated by Brest, but Maccabi's defense stopped all the visitors' attempts.
Martinez will probably name the same starting 11 in Albania, with Roberto Soldado leading the attack and wingers Darwin Machis and Antonio Puertas providing pace on the break in front of a midfield consisting of new signing Luis Milla, Yangel Herrera and Angel Montoro.
"We have to improve in order to be able to compete in the league with guarantees," added Dutchman.
Elsewhere, Hebei took a lead in the 10th minute, when Buya Turay's long distance pass found Ricardo Goulart in the box, who volleyed to the corner of the net.
As expected, Barcelona star Lionel Messi heads the list, with Juventus forward Paulo Dybala and Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez also included.
Elsewhere, Russia's Andrey Rublev beat Argentinian qualifier Facundo Bagnis 6-4, 6-4 and will meet Poland's Hubert Hurkacz in the next round.
Qian Jiegei (R) of Shanghai Greenland Shenhua vies with Wen Yongjun of Guangzhou R&F during the first round match between Shanghai Greenland Shenhua and Guangzhou R&F at the CFA (The Chinese Football Association) Cup Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Long Lei)
"The cap is an achievement for the league, but it's far from perfect," said Zhang.