During the international break, Manchester United midfielder Casemiro found himself thrust into the spotlight as Brazil’s captain for the World Cup qualifiers in South America. However, his performance in Brazil’s 1-0 victory over Peru drew mixed reviews.
Casemiro faced criticism for what was perceived as a below-par performance. Although he worked diligently off the ball, successfully winning five of six tackles, his performance in possession left much to be desired, with only 83% of his passes completed.
Brazilian outlet Terra was quick to point out Casemiro’s struggles, describing it as his worst showing for the national team and suggesting that his performance left fans unimpressed.
Lance, another Brazilian publication, also criticized Casemiro, highlighting his missed passes and overall lackluster performance. They questioned the decision to keep him on the field for the entire 90 minutes.
Globo Esporte graded Casemiro’s performance as 5.5 out of 10, and fan votes were even more critical, with a rating of just 3.7/10. Among the players, only Richarlison received a lower score, with 3.4/10. The outlet noted that Casemiro struggled under pressure and missed some short passes that he typically doesn’t.
Casemiro won’t have much time to dwell on his international display as he returns to action for Manchester United, facing tough matches against Brighton and Bayern Munich in Germany. United will be hoping for a stronger and more focused performance from the midfielder in these upcoming fixtures.