Neymar on Monday defined the Chilean referee as “arrogant” Robert
Tobar, host of the semifinal match of the Cup
America that Brazil won 1-0 a Peru in Rio de Janeiro, and said he preferred the Argentine team in the final, on July 10 at the Maracana stadium.
The striker criticized the match referee, whom the Peruvian team complained about for not awarding him a penalty. The move was also not subject to VAR review and increased discontent in the Andean country. “He is a very arrogant referee. The way he looks. It is disrespectful. He can be wrong or right, that is part of the game, but he cannot be a Copa América semi-final referee,” emphasized Neymar referring to the Chilean.
Neymar is clear about the opponent he wants in the final: “I want Argentina because I have many friends there and I want to face them and for Brazil to win,” he said after the victory over Peru. Neymar shared a dressing room with Lionel Messi at Barcelona and now he does it with Ángel Di María and Leandro Paredes at Paris Saint Germain.
The other finalist of the 47th edition of the tournament will be known this Tuesday after the match in Brasilia between Albiceleste and the Colombian team.
The only goal of the game played at the Nilton Santos stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, was scored by Lucas Paquetá in the first half thanks to an assist from him. “Paquetá is a great player and has been growing with each game. He had a great season with his club (Lyon) and he is a very important player for the Brazilian team,” praised Neymar.