Neymar and Suarez Slammed For Poor Performances Against Juve
Neymar and Luis Suarez Slammed For Poor Performances Against Juventus
Manchester United legend Roy Keane slammed FC Barcelona forwards Neymar and Luis Suarez after their team was dumped out the UEFA Champions League by Juventus.
The Catalan giants were knocked out of the prestigious competition after failing to turn around a 3-0 deficit from the first leg in Turin.
After the match, the Ireland assistant coach, who also works as a TV pundit, accused the two frontmen of not turning up in either of the two legs of the tie, with their team failing to score against the Italian champions.
"Neymar and Suarez never turned up for the two legs. (Lionel) Messi still showed moments of magic but never really troubled the goalkeeper," the former United captain said via ITV.
Keane went on to praise Juve's outstanding defence, which is yet to concede a goal from open play in the competition this year.
"(Barcelona) never really troubled the goalkeeper. From a defensive point of view, from the whole team, it was an outstanding night for them," he added.
"It's a brilliant achievement. It was a fairly comfortable night (but) no matter how well you defend you're still going to give up one or two chances, which Messi had and he didn't take them.
"Over the two legs Juventus were by far the better team and we saw their experience come through tonight."
Juventus join Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Monaco in the semi-final draw, which will take place on Friday.
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