Brazil legend defends Alisson amid criticism in World Cup
Bruno Petkovic scored a late equalizer for Croatia in additional time answering Neymar’s opener and sending the game to penalties.
The 2018 World Cup runner-ups advanced to the semi-final after Marquinhos hit the post, meanwhile, Rodrygo’s shot was blocked by opposite goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic.
Therefore, Liverpool’s number one received plenty of criticism from his homeland with claims that he should’ve handled it better.
On the other hand, former Selecao goalie Julio Cesar has defended his fellow colleague. Speaking to Globo Esporte ( quoted by Sport Witness), Cesar stated:
“I think that, as a whole, Alisson [Becker] had a nice World Cup. In the first two games he wasn’t tested much, there were almost no shots on goal, in the third game Ederson came in and against Korea he had a great game.” #lfc [globo esporte via liverpool echo] pic.twitter.com/3MZj3tQFih
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) December 17, 2022
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