WORLD CUP CHAMPION
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He was definitely quiet in the knockout games though and the main reason they got to the final at that point was the team actually coming together defensively for once. He didn't play bad or anything but there was a bit of a drop off.It wasn't a joke. He was bona fide top 3 in that tournament. He just wasn't out of this world like he had been for Barca prior to the tournament.
So, the level at which fans judged him was much higher.
He did drag them through the group's when he was the only one of the team with a pulse though.