Watch: Casemiro takes no prisoners as he wipes out Brazil teammate

November 15, 2022 Brazil's Casemiro during training Credit: Alamy
November 15, 2022 Brazil's Casemiro during training Credit: Alamy

Casemiro is best known for his tough-tackling nature and he doesn’t make any exceptions, even when it comes to his Brazilian teammates.

Preparations are now well underway for Brazil to kick off their World Cup tournament against Serbia next week.

Manchester United midfielder Casemiro is expected to play a crucial role for Brazil, who are currently being discussed as one of the favourites.

The 30-year-old is a serial winner and hasn’t taken too long to adapt to his new surroundings in Manchester.

Casemiro has featured in 11 Premier League matches this season and has two goal contributions.

He is best known for his defensive instincts though and he has done well to hold the United midfield together.

The Brazilian outlined his role in Erik ten Hag’s Man Utd setup, “I think I watch through my games three or four times over,” He told the official club website.

“Yes, it’s the way you learn and develop by correcting errors. I think it’s key to continue evolving in football.

“I watch a lot of football. I love it. My wife gets a bit annoyed, as there is only football on at home! Football is my passion, it’s my soul and I believe that’s been the key to my success. I love football. I love watching football.

“Everybody knows my work. My role is defensive – to help my teammates and bring the ball out from the back with quality.

“That’s my job. If goals come from it, excellent. We have other players whose first thought is to be scoring goals. There’s Cris [Cristiano Ronaldo], [Jadon] Sancho, [Marcus] Rashford and Bruno [Fernandes]. They’re on the pitch to score goals.

“I defend, first of all, and provide balance to the team. I help my teammates with defensive work, bring the ball out with quality, that is my job. Of course, a goal here or there is nice but doing my job and defending well comes first.”

Casemiro has been capped 65 times by Brazil and won the Copa America with his national side in 2019.

His defensive instincts are second to none and is is quite rightly regarded as one of the best defensive midfielders in the world.

In a recent video that has emerged from the Brazil training camp, Casemiro can be seen lunging into a crunching tackle on Spurs star Richarlison.

He fully commits to the tackle, but thankfully Richarlison manages to dodge his stood and hurdles the challenge.

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