Brazil boss - Luiz below par
Chelsea's David Luiz has attracted criticism from Brazil boss Mano Menezes after producing a lacklustre display against Bosnia.
Last Updated: 01/03/12 9:31am
Chelsea defender David Luiz has attracted criticism from Brazil manager Mano Menezes after producing a lacklustre display in Tuesday night's international friendly with Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The World Cup 2014 hosts edged a 2-1 win thanks to a Bosnia own-goal in stoppage time but Menezes was less than satisfied by Luiz's performance.
The centre-back, who has come under fire for his inconsistent form with the Blues this season, was at fault for Vedad Ibisevic's equaliser and struggled to deal with the threat of Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko.
"Individually, he was not up to his usual standards, and he knows that," Menezes said in the Daily Star.
"We had a chat after the game and half-time.
"He lost concentration because of a mistake, which is normal in the life of a footballer. He marked a player who is very difficult to mark.
"Dzeko likes a physical battle. David accepted this type of battle and lost out twice in individual tussles."