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Thiago Silva castigated for World Cup showing by retired manager

Thiago won his 50th Brazil cap at the World Cup
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Brazil captain Thiago Silva has had his World Cup performances criticised by former Auxerre coach Guy Roux, who claims that the defender was one of the chief culprits in the host nation's failure to impress on the whole.

Roux, who managed Auxerre for an incredible 36 years, told France Football: "Thiago Silva has been worrying since March. We were told then he was saving himself for the World Cup. After seeing his performances in Brazil, I hope he was actually saving his best for Ligue 1."

"When I see a player at this level commit such errors, whether it be facing Colombia or Netherlands, my first instinct is to wonder if something serious has happened in his life."

"Because the decline is so drastic that it must be a rational explanation."

Silva, who has captained PSG to the past two Ligue 1 titles, has been one of the few Brazil players to have escaped with the harshest of criticisms about World Cup showings until Roux's statement.


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