Flop in Copa America, Rivaldo harsh: “Brazil is no longer scary. They see us as inexperienced”

The Brazil has not only disappointed the expectations of the Old Continent. Obviously discontent dominates the green and gold country and much of South America, while negative emotions surround the Selection and they point the finger at coach Dorival Junior as the main culprit. The exit on penalties in the round of 16 against Uruguay’s ‘Loco Bielsa’ was not digested at all. And during an interview given to Betfairthe winner of the 1999 Ballon d’Or Rivaldo he upped the ante, diving headlong into the critical issues currently present in the national team.

Heavy broadside. “I speak as a former player of the Brazilian national team, I know that this criticism is normal and that the players must take responsibility. The Copa America in Brazil was a disgrace,” he said. The former Brazil international called on the players to “step up”, especially in terms of quality and charisma.

“What you see is that Brazil is in a difficult moment in terms of players. With all due respect to those who are there, they have to give a little more. We have many players who have not had the necessary experience to play such important matches for the national team. Brazil had players who were not ready for the Copa America. Now they see us as inexperienced, we are no longer scary”, criticized the former Barcelona player.