Brazil has an unimaginable pressure to carry a dysfunctional team via a host of World Cup Brazilians expect to win the victory at the right home. In Brazil’s opening match against Croatia, Neymar dragged his fans through, with a long-range equalizer and a lucky penalty to move ahead.
Neymar and James
He also scored at the second match against Cameroon, and then faced Chile in the last 16.
If you saw this match, your heart could get out of your chest. It was exciting and made the fans scared.
At that time, Neymar and Cersa were the Brazil’s heroes. Neymar took the important 5th penalty, stuttered, feinted, and sent Chile’s goalkeeper – Claudio Bravo to the wrong way.
It seems that as if he attempts to slip or buckle, he makes something else to keep his side surviving at the end.
Besides, James Rodriguez has been a player of tournament. He is not just the top goalscorers with 5 goals, but also has played so well in each match and better in each time. James was brilliant at the match against Greece to make one and score one.
He headed at the opening match against Ivory Coast. Then, he contributed his talents to beat Japan out in the 4-1 win with a delightful shimmy and chip.
He was so lucky in his last 16-performance against Uruguay. He scored a goal to defeat the opponent and reach the quarter-finals against Brazil.
Neymar and Scolori after the penalty against Chile
Hailed almost from the birth as the next spectacular product of Santos, Neymar is always an excellent talent. Like most of the great Brazilian players: Ronaldo and Pele, he has footwork faster, more creative and precise than anyone else on the football matches.
Neymar is not naturally strong, but fast and lithe. He can dance the same as the great players with the ball glued to his feet. He also displays very skillfully with his
technique and flair, pace, balance, and can be perfectly executed at high speed.
Just as precocious as Neymar, James is brilliant with a preternaturally technical ability and a first touch to beat the opponents out of the game.
He has a little different build from Neymar. He is stockier, stronger, and harder to push the ball off. He is not faster than the Brazilian star, but he has a burst to take him away from contenders.
Neymar is able to play anywhere on the field across the front line. He is a mischievous free player and the only one to deliver everything exciting from Scolari’s slight turgidity. He can shift around, pop up on the left, right or in the middle while those around him look limited and predictable.
This suits him to perform in each game well and helps him seek out the spaces to do the most damage to the contenders.
See James’ left-feet volley against Uruguay
And James is a brilliantly creative player, but has a slightly more conventional take on the No 10 role.
He is used in the creative heart of a 4-2-3-1 system effectively, behind the frontman.
That helps his team to make up for the absence of Radamel Falcao who is injured. He plays a same role at Monaco at the tip of a diamond midfield.
Briefly, with the relentless pressure on Brazil players making the likes of Thiago Silva cried once winning over Chile after a series of penalties, Colombia’s World Cup star James Rodriguez has a big chance of winning the quarter-finals at Fortaleza, but the young star – Neymar is not defeated.
Star striker Neymar and goalkeeper Cesar cried because of making Brazil engage a psychoanalyst to help their team overcome the seriously nervous tension of 120 minutes against Chile. Brazil is a dangerous side for Colombia.
James has scored 5 goals and provided two assists at the first four World Cup’s matches, including the goal of the tournament opponent with a sumptuous dipping left-foot volley to win over Uruguay. Brazil has been warned.