July 15, 2024

Brazilian media assesses Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes following his substitution at half-time during Brazil’s thrilling 3-3 draw against Spain. Despite the captivating match, the focus turned to Guimaraes, whose performance received criticism amid a challenging season for both him and Newcastle.

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Brazil, coming off a victory against England, saw Real Madrid-bound Endrick continue his scoring form against Spain. However, it was Manchester City’s Rodri who initially put Spain ahead with a penalty, followed by Dani Olmo extending the lead. Brazil retaliated with goals from Rodrygo and Endrick before late drama ensued, including another penalty converted by Rodri and a third by West Ham’s Lucas Paqueta.

Guimaraes, a staple in Brazil’s midfield alongside Joao Gomes and the often-linked-to-Manchester City Paqueta, found himself under scrutiny. Despite earning his 20th cap, his contribution was deemed insufficient, leading to his substitution at half-time along with three other players. Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte’s player ratings reflected his underwhelming performance, awarding him a rating of just 4.5/10 and highlighting his limited impact on the game, including a missed pass that nearly resulted in a Spain goal and a subsequent yellow card.

Amid Newcastle’s struggles under Eddie Howe, Guimaraes’s performance mirrored the team’s downturn in form, raising questions about his future at the club. With few Newcastle players showing improvement this season, potential lack of European football next season could prompt departures, including rumored interest in Guimaraes from clubs like Liverpool.

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