Republic of Ireland coach O'Neill: Matic blew it for Serbia

Republic of Ireland coach Martin O'Neill slammed Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic for Serbia's World Cup defeat. Matic was on the losing side as Brazil won 2-0 to secure their spot in the last-16. Goals from Paulinho and Thiago Silva sent Serbia packing. Matic was marking Silva at a corner for his goal but lost him and his mistake proved costly. “I'm surprised at Matic because he usually can pick up players well when he's playing for Manchester United or Chelsea before that," O'Neill said. “But he's far, far too tight to Thiago Silva and then loses him in that little race. “He's just too tight, he should come round a little bit more. “Thiago Silva, or anyone, is always going to beat him in a race here. “He is thinking attackingly and Matic is thinking defensively. “It's a poor goal from Serbia's viewpoint. That affectively kills off the game."

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