Deyverson reaches out to Andreas Pereira after Copa Libertadores nightmare | OneFootball
Deyverson reaches out to Andreas Pereira after Copa Libertadores nightmare
For the second time in his career, Deyverson was responsible for a Palmeiras title-winning goal as they beat Flamengo 2-1 in Saturday’s Copa Libertadores final.
However, the 30-year-old isn’t receiving the overwhelming attention as midfielder Andreas Pereira was responsible for the goal due to a costly and completely unnecessary defensive error.
There are concerns over the athlete’s mental health following the match and Deyverson has reached out to the Manchester United loanee.
“We don’t wish anyone’s harm. We do what the bad is good for. They’re picking on Andreas and talking a lot,” he discussed with ESPN Brasil.
“Sometimes the criticism can be overlooked, but there are criticisms that are heavy, threatening his family and his children.
“People ask to be completely free on social networks, but they offended his family. That’s not right.
“I’m happy for my goal in the title. If it were me failing and him scoring the goal, I imagine he would be happy too. I hope people understand that football is about ups and downs.
“I hope he recovers as soon as possible. I have a great affection for him, even though I don’t know him. I wish him all the best.”
Palmeiras have now clinched a place in the Club World Cup semi-finals, where they await the winner of Egyptian giants Al Ahly and Mexico’s Monterrey.