Former Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar has been slammed in the Italian media after Benfica’s clash against Napoli last night. The Brazilian was making his 71st appearance in Europe, but was unable to prevent his side being beaten 4-2 by the Serie A side.
TMW have described Cesar’s performance in the Champions League last night as one of the worst of his career.
The Italian football outlet have criticised the former Brazil international for a number of mistakes, which ultimately cost Benfica the game. They lay blame with Cesar for some of Napoli’s goals, and have branded the goalkeeper a ‘Euro Flop’ for his disastrous display
“Yesterday was probably the worst performance of Julio Cesar’s career. A treble winner with Inter Milan he became the protagonist of an endless series of mistakes on the pitch of the San Paolo against Napoli,” said TMW on Cesar’s contribution.
Cesar signed for QPR in 2012 from Inter Milan, and came to England a with good reputation following his exploits with the Serie A side and also the Brazil national team.
However, 37-year-old made just 24 appearances in the Premier League, and in his second season with the West London club he was loaned out to MLS side Toronto. Cesar eventually exited QPR in 2014 to join his current club Benfica.