Euro 2020: He wouldn’t last five minutes – Souness blasts Portugal’s Fernandes

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Liverpool hero, Graeme Souness, has slammed Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes’s ‘nonsense’ antics during his side’s Euro 2020 4-2 defeat against Germany over the weekend.

Souness said that Fernandes ‘would not last five minutes’ in his dressing room after the 26-year-old struggled to recapture his club form on the international stage in Portugal’s defeat to Germany.

Fernandes took aim at his Portugal teammates on a couple of occasions before being substituted in the 64th minute against Germany and Souness was unimpressed by the player’s attitude.

“He [Fernandes] is an exceptionally talented boy, there is so much to like about him. A great striker of the ball, when he shoots, he makes the goalkeeper work,” Souness told ITV.

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“I played with players that would not be accepting of the thing you just touched on [petulance], you know he doesn’t get the ball and he is waving his hands around.

“He would not have lasted more than five minutes in my dressing room, but he is a wonderful, talented boy.

“It would be more along the lines of who do you think you are? We play as a team, we win together, we lose together.

“Sometimes you will make a bad pass, sometimes you will not see the whole picture.

“So all that nonsense, shaking your head and waving your arms at your own teammates, is a no no for me.”

Portugal’s next game at the Euro 2020 is against France on Wednesday.

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