|Zuniga knees Neymar in the back thereby ruling him out of Brazil 2014|
You cannot blame him for his sentiments, Zuniga's tackle means Brazil's most dangerous player, Neymar will miss today's semifinal between Brazil and Germany...
Thaigo: Zuniga is a cowardBrazil skipper Thiago Silva has expressed his anger at Colombia defender Juan Zuniga's tackle which left Neymar with a fractured vertebra.
FIFA ruled on Monday they would not be taking any further action against Zuniga for the challenge, a decision which has left many of the Samba Kings players angered.
"In my opinion it was a cowardly tackle," Thiago said at a press conference.
"I am a defender, I know how to mark a player and there is no way you can get the ball by putting a knee in the back.
"It is not something that comes about in a normal match situation."
Thiago will miss his side's semi-final against Germany on Tuesday due to a one-match ban picked up for an accumulation of yellow cards, the second of which came against Colombia when he impeded goalkeeper David Ospina while he was making a clearance.
"In no moment did I intend to take the ball from the goalkeeper. I was trying so hard not to commit any fouls, the only foul I remember was the yellow card and it is very difficult to miss the game," the Paris St-Germain player said of the incident.
"But I really trust the players on the pitch. No matter the 11 players we will be well represented."
Source: Sport 24