Zico: Neymar should not be Brazil’s captain at Rio Olympics

Wednesday August 10th, 2016

Brazilian legend Zico does not think that Neymar should be the country’s captain at the Rio Olympics, he told Globoesporte ahead of Wednesday’s match against Denmark.

“The captain of our team is not up to being captain,” Zico said regarding the forward. “He must worry just about football. But, just the opposite, they just started complaining that Iraq were wasting time. They needed to play football.”

Brazil’s men’s team has at two 0–0 draw at the Olympics thus far. The team needs a win against Denmark in order to qualify for the quarterfinals.

“Exit would be an embarrassment for those representing Brazilian football,” Zico said. “But in recent years, such embarrassment has happened a lot in Brazilian football. This would be another.”

“Nobody can work magic in two weeks, and the Brazil team always comes together at the last moment,” he continued. “There is no team organization. And neither can we count on those beasts who used to decide games.”

Despite his criticism, Zico did express that he thinks Brazil will win over Denmark.

“I believe that Brazil will beat Denmark and can take the gold medal,” he said. “There is no team here which is dominating.”

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