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Brazil Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has humbly admitted that the absence of Neymar in his team last night was no tenable excuse for the 7-1 bashing suffered in the hands of the Germans adding that the striker will not have been able to save the team even he was fit and present.
Scolari also rejected the suggestion that he emotion created by Neymar’s absence, had played a key part in the defeat. “No, no, no. Let’s not try to find an excuse in Neymar or the emotions of the anthem,” the Brazil Coach was quoted as saying on fifa.com
He continued: “What happened was Germany imposed a fantastic rhythm on the game. They were able to score the goals to define the match. That diminished my team. Those six minutes of trouble, Germany made use of those moments.
“I don’t think it would have been different with Neymar. He’s a striker. Germany probably could have done that with Neymar in the side, also. He wouldn’t have known how to defend those moves for the second, third, fourth and fifth goals.”
Brazil were torn apart by the no nonsense Germans as goals from Thomas Muller, Miroslav Klose, Sami Khedira and two from Toni Kroos put them 5-0 in front inside the opening half hour.
Andre Schurrle added two more goals for the Germans after half-time before Oscar’s late consolation for the hosts.
After their astonishing win over Brazil, Germany will now wait for the winner of the second semi final duel between Argentina and Netherlands to played Wednesday night.