Rodrygo Goes played just 21 minutes across two friendlies for Brazil, and Tite explained the reason behind his decision.
Brazil coach Tite said his squad could feel the confidence Liverpool midfielder Fabinho was bringing.
Tite discussed his exchange with Lionel Messi in Friday's 1-0 loss to Argentina.
Brazil must start getting results again after suffering a loss to Argentina, coach Tite said.
Rodrygo Goes made his first start for Real Madrid in midweek and has been included in Brazil's 23-man squad for their upcoming friendlies.
Drawing with Nigeria is an "insufficient" result for Brazil but head coach Tite took heart from a stronger showing after half-time.
Brazil are without a win in three matches after drawing 1-1 with Senegal and head coach Tite accepted the criticism aimed his way.
Neymar was unable to mark his 100th Brazil appearance with a goal against Senegal, who earned a creditable draw.
Neymar may be getting booed by Paris Saint-Germain fans, but Tite said the forward is happy with Brazil.
Brazil's 17-game unbeaten run came to an end in September when they lost to Peru, but they will hope to get back on track against Senegal.