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Brazil stars react to Roy Keane criticism over ‘disrespectful’ celebrations


Brazil stars react to Roy Keane criticism over ‘disrespectful’ celebrations

Brazil stars Lucas Paqueta and Raphinha have promised to continue to move when Brazil score at the World Cup after being banged for their ‘impolite’ festivals against South Korea.

The selecao slid into a four-goal lead inside 40 minutes in Monday’s last 16 experience, playing probably the best football of the opposition as they slipped into the last eight.

The players commended every one of their goals with a dance routine by the touchline, in any event, getting manager Tite required after Richarlison covered a stunning move to score his side’s third.

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane regularly dismayed with the way of behaving, blaming Brazil for affronting the resistance and lauding: ‘I can’t completely accept that what I’m watching, it resembles observing Rigorously.’

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With the samba style deeply imbued in Brazil’s way of life, West Ham United star Paqueta, who scored his side’s fourth on the evening, hit back at the analysis drove by any semblance of Keane and demanded the show will go on.

‘The dance is a representation of our joy after scoring a goal. We don’t do it to disrespect anyone, we don’t do it in front of our opponents,’ Paqueta said.

‘We all get together to celebrate. If they don’t like it, there’s not much to say.

‘We’ll keep scoring goals and keep dancing. This is a group that is happy to score, to get the victory and the goals.’

Barcelona star Raphinha echoed those sentiments.

‘The problem is with those who don’t like it, because we’ll keep doing it. Dance symbolizes the joy of scoring a goal.

‘We don’t do it to disrespect, we don’t go in front of the opponent, we get together and everyone celebrates, it’s our moment, Brazil is celebrating. If they don’t like it, I don’t have much to say to them, we will continue.”

Brazil manager Tite also dismissed the criticism, insisting he will continue to urge his players to express themselves.

‘There is no interpretation [of the celebrations] other than happiness at the goal, happiness for the team and happiness for the performance.

‘There was no disrespect for the opposition nor towards [South Korea coach] Paulo Bento, for whom I have a lot of respect.’

Tite added: ‘We try to adapt to the characteristics of the players. They are very young and I try to adapt a bit to their language, and part of their language is dancing.’

Brazil stars react to Roy Keane criticism over ‘disrespectful’ celebrations

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