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Graeme Souness says he would've 'emptied' Neymar for his showboating antics

Nasir Jabbar

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Graeme Souness says he would've 'emptied' Neymar for his showboating antics

Graeme Souness says he would've 'emptied' Neymar had he showboated against him like he did during Brazil's win over South Korea.

Brazil booked their spot in the next round of the tournament after beating South Korea 4-1 on Monday.

The five-time World Cup winners were rampant in the first-half, smashing home four goals in a devastating display.

Vinicius Junior, Neymar, Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta all got on the score-sheet as they went into 'Joga Bonito' mode.

The Brazil players celebrated by dancing, with Roy Keane slamming their antics, calling it 'disrespectful'.

Neymar celebrates the victory over South Korea. Image: Alamy
Neymar celebrates the victory over South Korea. Image: Alamy

And Souness also pulled no punches during his analysis as he took aim at Neymar.

The Liverpool legend believes the Paris Saint-Germain superstar has not yet shown the levels reached by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

He also said he would've 'emptied' the 30-year-old if he came up against him on the pitch.

On ITV, he said: "I want to see more from him. He's got incredible ability. He was heir apparent to the throne of Messi and Ronaldo but he's not picked that up for me. I'm not sitting here saying he's not an extremely talented man. He is easy on the eye, I just find it slightly frustrating.

"When it's going well for him, he wants to show how clever he is all the time and make it look very easy for him. I'm not being a killjoy, because some of the football tonight was fabulous."

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Souness' comments about Neymar didn't go down well with fans on social media.

One Twitter user wrote: "Graeme Souness is a generational hater. How you're going to spend 5 minutes hating on Neymar after his game?"

A second tweeted: "Graeme souness really doesn’t like neymar does he?"

A third added: "LOL get this dinosaur off tele."

Neymar, who scored his first goal of the tournament with an ice-cold penalty, will look to guide his national team all the way.

Will Brazil win the World Cup? Let us know what you think.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Alamy

Topics: Neymar, Football, Brazil, Football World Cup

Nasir Jabbar
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