Shearer criticism of Fred shows ‘a lack of respect’ - Dani AlvesAlves was strong in his responses before the media
The Brazilian right-back has leapt to his teammate's defence following the former England forward's comments.
Alan Shearer had suggested to UOL that Fred was a hindrance to Brazil in the first two group games of this World Cup.
Alves told GloboEsporte.com: "These are the asshole reviews that we hear. Even more from someone who has played and knows how difficult it is.
"It's a lack of respect. He diminished a fellow professional. It is pitiful. Playing football looks easy but it is not."