Not something you’ll expect to hear really. A team loses their main man and that team suffers, apparently Brazil are better off.
According to Liverpool’s new signing Roberto Firmino, Brazil are getting better in Neymar’s absence. The forward was suspended for the remainder of the tournament and has left Chile.
Brazil face Paraguay in their first knockout match.
“Of course we are sad because of his suspension and his exit, but the Seleção are looking better and better and we can achieve victories in the Copa América,” the Hoffenheim striker told reporters.
“The knockout fixtures will be the key ones. It will not be easy. All the South Americans are working hard, but our squad is getting stronger and stronger.”