Barça's centre-back defended his teammate
Mascharnano talks and the rest listen. Barça's centre-back, currently at the argentinian national team, defended the critics about Neymar after the action against Colombia at the end of the match.
The Argentinian defended in statements to the ESPN that in Copa America "there's more contact and this depends on what the organization want, since if they want show they have to take care of the players." After poiting at the federation the 'Jefecito' added that "Neymar received 20 kicks and for a hands he was shown a yellow caerd, this keeps in your head," and added that "we can't forget he's a 23-year-old boy." Asked about if he talked to his teammate, Mascherano explained that "I haven't talked with him, but I'm sure he will be disappointed. Brazil lost his main gamemaker, but these things happen in south-American football and even more in Copa America."
Mascharano repeated and pointed again to the referees and said that "most of active players in European clubs don't feel comfortable, since you play another way all year," and confessed that in Copa America is more difficult "for the players to make a difference, because there's more permission than in Europe."