The world cup is fast approaching and countries that have qualified are making adequate preparation to see their individual countries perform well and if possible win the Fifa tournament in Russia 2018. Aside from the players and fans, one other important aspects of the game which tends to create divergence of opinions amongst fans and footballers alike, are the football pundits. Football pundits are it on the front pages of the Newspapers, Radio or Television Stations, just knows how to hit you where it hurts with the way they analyse the game.
These are like the mirror to the football and any other game in world sports, that their views are taking seriously, while others see them as just mere speculators or joke in most cases. So, it was never a surprise to see world cup winner for Brazil, Roberto Carlos bashing a report by French newspaper misquoting him about the chances of his country Brazil in the forthcoming world cup.
The former Real Madrid man whose country was beaten 8-1 as the host country in their own backyard by the current holders Germany in the 2014 world cup, decides to set the record straight, saying:
Referring to an article published by France Football, which has repercussions in various parts of the world, I come to clarify that at no time said what was written about me, that Brazil was not a favorite for the World Cup title and that Neymar would not be World’s Best against Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi. What I have actually said is that the Brazilian team arrives strong for the competition in Russia, and divides favoritism with other teams from Europe and South America, as it has always been. Besides, I’m Brazilian, I’m praying for my national team and those who wear this shirt, and I’ll never have anything to say other than praise for them. Neymar is, yes, one of the best players on the planet and has total conditions to become the best in the world, against anyone. It’s up to him.
I wore the Seleção shirt for 17 years and I had the best moments of my life with her. He would never think that the story we helped create could be thrown into the corner, as they did.