Former player Walter Casagrande Jnior criticized striker Neymar after Brazil’s elimination to Croatia this Friday (9th) in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Qatar. The UOL columnist made observations about the number 10 of Brazil, especially in terms of leadership and compared him with Luka Modric, the Croatian captain.
“The best number 10 went to the semifinals of the World Cup, the guy who plays for his team and not for himself. ? Well, the other one left”, wrote Casagrande in a column in UOLpublished this Friday.
“In my view, a super positive leadership by Modric. And a selfish and, at least, dubious leadership by Neymar. Two guys with opposite interests: one super focused, and the other super mocking”, also stated Casagrande.
Brazil drew 0-0 with Croatia in normal time, in a game played at Estádio Cidade da Educao, in Al Rayyan. In overtime, Neymar opened the scoring in the 16th minute of the first half, after a good match with striker Rodrygo and midfielder Lucas Paquet.
In the semi-final of the World Cup, Croatia will face Argentina. The game takes place at 4 pm on Tuesday (13), at the Icnico de Lusail Stadium, in Lusail.