Roberto Firmino saves his no-look goals for Liverpool!
Our no.9 has become infamous for looking away when he has a tap-in, but for some reason, felt the need to keep his eyes on the ball last night, when scoring from two-yards against Mexico!
Firmino’s goal confirmed Brazil’s 2-0 win and a Last 16 tie with Belgium, who dramatically beat Japan 3-2 in one of the World Cup’s best games so far.
GOAL! Neymar is played in by Fernandinho, he puts on the afterburners and prods across goal for Firmino to tap into an empty net pic.twitter.com/Ahz6pLMAq5
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) July 2, 2018
Firmino opting not to do the no-look finish because Tite isn’t worthy enough. Put him in the starting eleven where he belongs and you’ll get them.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) July 2, 2018
Still in disbelief that Firmino didn’t no-look finish that 🤔🤣
— Vikram Sena (@RealVikramSena) July 2, 2018
How’s Bobby not no-looked that?! Haha – losing his touch! 🇧🇷🔥
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) July 2, 2018
Maybe the pressure of World Cup football is so great, Bobby didn’t want to take a chance, or maybe it was actually a harder finish than it looked, with a Mexican defender breathing down his neck.
Bobby has played just 61 minutes in Russia so far, but has looked exceptional when called upon by the manager.
We find it bizarre considering how much more impressive he’s been than Gabriel Jesus this tournament, but perhaps against Belgium, Tite will finally make the right call.