But Ronaldo - who is one place and five goals ahead of Neymar in the list of Brazil's all-time top goalscorers - said: "There are many ways to see football and interpret it". The tactics were all wrong, but the so-called "golden generation" of Belgium went all out after going 2-0 down, to score 3 goals in 25 minutes and make the biggest comeback win of this World Cup.
Tite said Willian was given more freedom to roam in the second half and it paid off as the Chelsea player constantly stretched the Mexican defence from wide positions.
Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 in their quarter-final, with Neymar and Roberto Firmino both on the scoresheet.
Brazil's Neymar, bottom, challenges for the ball with Mexico's Edson Alvarez during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. But I mean the pain threshold of Neymar is just incredibly low, I must admit.
Against Mexico, Neymar burst into life after Brazil weathered early pressure from opponents determined to end a 32-year wait to reach the quarter-finals.
Kompany, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard have won the Premier League eight times between them. It was clear that Belgium were the more exhausted team after 90 minutes of high pressing, so Chadli's goal was key as going into extra-time may have been more favourable for Japan.More news: Trump says Saudi king agrees to ramp up oil production
All told, the Brazilian has suffered 23 fouls (and we use the word "foul" incredibly loosely there) in four games at the tournament - the most of any player.
When Mexico exhausted Brazil created enough chances to have won by more than 2-0.
The victor of the clash between the Selecao and the Red Devils will face the victor of the quarter-final between Uruguay and France.
The much-maligned Fellaini scored five goals last season for Manchester United while Chadli only played six times in an injury-hit season as West Brom were relegated.
But Silva is confident Neymar will emulate the recent feats of his other Paris Saint-Germain clubmates Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe who scored two goals each in their pre-quarterfinals against Portugal and Argentina.