Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes could kickstart the conversations about him being world-class if he puts in a masterful performance for Brazil against Serbia at the World Cup.
Now, there’s a question mark over whether the former Lyon lynchpin will start, considering Tite’s affinity towards a double pivot of Casemiro and Fred.
While Lucas Paqueta is often a part of Tite’s midfield trio as well.
However, if Guimaraes does get the chance to start proceedings, he could get the world associating him with football’s favourite tag.
Guimaraes could be dubbed “world-class” against Serbia
Since joining Eddie Howe’s side for £40 million (Sky Sports) in January, Bruno Guimaraes has been a revelation.
The 25-year-old has thrived as a No.8, whilst having a claim for being the most in-form defensive midfielder in the Premier League currently.
The former Arsenal-linked star is classed as one of the best players in the middle of the park across the division, capable of playing Champions League football.
Considering the fact that Guimaraes is rightfully hailed by fans and pundits alike, a top display against arguably the tournament’s biggest dark horses in Serbia will initiate the conversations around him being one of the best of the best.
After all, the Brazilian international, described as “one of the best midfielders in the world” by Gabriel Martinelli (Sky Sports) would end up replicating his displays at St. James’ Park at the World Cup, which is the biggest stage of them all.
And to do that against a side of Serbia’s calibre, while looking the part alongside some of the globe’s best players will get people questioning why he isn’t dubbed “world-class” enough.
Perhaps a key factor behind that is Newcastle finished 9th last season and many believe they will eventually drop out of the top 4 this term.
However, Guimaraes’ ability and performances certainly indicate that he is built for the biggest stages.
Newcastle hero Bruno Guimaraes could start the discourse around him being world-class against Serbia, as the World Cup’s favourites Brazil eye the prospect of making a statement on Thursday night.