Kagisho Dikgcoi (Supplied)
Cape Town - Crystal Palace and Bafana Bafana midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi gives his thoughts in an exclusive piece for Teamtalk on trying to stop Luis Suarez, England’s chances at the World Cup and gives us his pick on who will lift the gold on 13 July.
He wrote: Luis Suarez is a player that a lot of people are talking about at the moment after he did so well for Liverpool, and there is no doubt that he will be a big player at the World Cup.
He’s strong, he’s quick and he can finish - he’s someone you don’t want to give any space. He is also very strong and physical which makes him even harder to defend against and all defenders are going to have to keep a close eye on him.
I think that the England team is going to do well as they have some exciting youngsters coming through. In the midfield Ross Barkley has done well for Everton and Jack Wilshere is a great player. In attack, Daniel Sturridge has also had a good season.
But it’s Spain who are my pick to win the World Cup. I have no doubt that they will win. I wasn’t able to play against them for Bafana Bafana last year, but I’ve played against them before and they’re a top side.
What makes them so good is that they have been playing together for so long. Most of the players in the Spain team have played together since junior level and have gone on to play for the senior team. Because of this they now have a great understanding in the team.
I think that the combination of the players they have, and the understanding that those players have of each other, they will go all the way.