When Brazil was eliminated from the World Cup by Croatia on Friday in Qatar 2022, many people reacted with shock and sadness. One of those people was teammate Antony, who took to social media to express his disappointment.
It must have been tough for Fred to publicly acknowledge Brazil’s defeat in such a dignified way while his heart broke. He put all his energy into trying to help Brazil win their FIFA World Cup title, but unfortunately, things didn’t go according to plan.
Fred Breaks Silence:
However, Brazilian midfielder Fred decided not to say anything until Monday night. In a post on Instagram, he reflected.
Fred posted a message saying Brazil believed right until the end and still finds the defeat’ hard to explain.’
“The sadness of the moment cannot erase everything we have accomplished to this day. We’ve dreamed together over the last few years. We believe until the last second in the possibility of taking the title to our people.
Unfortunately the defeat came. A pain that’s hard to explain. Even harder to put into words everything we live after the final whistle.
We must never forget our origins, our beliefs and where we came from. Our mission has always been to bring joy to all Brazilians.
In this way, we will always follow with God in our hearts and a smile on our face, dreaming of one day taking Brazil back to the top of world football.
Thank you all for your support throughout this journey. We’re sad, but life goes on and we can’t bow our heads.
I come home with even more pride in being Brazilian!” (Coombs, 2022)
In a post on social media Monday night (Brazilian time), he expressed himself more thoughtfully than some of his teammates immediately after the match.
As soon as club football is back in full swing, the midfielder must report back to Manchester United and compete for his starting position.
This season in the Premier League, under Erik ten Hag’s direction, he was only chosen to start four of the league’s 14 games. At the World Cup, he created two of Brazil’s five matches.
Tite and Erik ten Hag stated that they do not view Fred’s collaboration with Casemiro as necessary. As a result, Fred is regularly benched in favor of alternate possibilities.
It has been more than four years since he moved to United in exchange for £47 million, and his current deal is slated to expire after the current season.
A report published not too long ago in The Guardian said that Ten Hag is willing to let him go at the end of the current season. The Brazilian is the one who needs to demonstrate that he deserves to continue in his role.