Good Brazil press conference at Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte happening now. Thiago Silva calls Zuniga foul on Neymar 'coward's tackle'
— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) July 7, 2014
The wound still appears to be fresh, as Brazilians still hold bitter resentment towards Colombia’s Juan Zuniga for ending Neymar’s World Cup.
But you would perhaps expect better from Brazil’s captain Thiago Silva.
Silva is also unavailable for the World Cup semi-final against Germany, ruled out by suspension. Regardless, he still fulfilled his duties as a captain and sat with Scolari for this evening’s press conference.
One of the main talking points from it was that Silva labelled Zuniga’s foul on Neymar, the one which inadvertently broke a bone in his back, a ‘coward’s tackle.’
Is the scorn for Zuniga warranted?
If Thiago calls Zuniga's tackle on Neymar a "coward's tackle," what would he call the one he did himself on Ospina that got him booked?
— Brandon Boyer (@bboyer30) July 7, 2014
Thiago Silva on Neymar injury: "It was a coward's tackle.'' Adds that #bra squad have spoken to psychologist "about Neymar and other things"
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) July 7, 2014
Don't know about Neymar being on the end of a 'coward's tackle'. I saw a few on James in that game though. Reap what you sow there.
— DEAKS.SPEAKS. (@DeaksSpeaks) July 7, 2014