Neymar wary of Rodriguez

2014-07-03 10:12
James Rodriguez (Supplied)
James Rodriguez (Supplied)
Sao Paulo - Neymar admits he is all too aware of the threat James Rodriguez poses to Brazil's 2014 Soccer World Cup campaign, but hopes the Colombian's "good run comes to an end" on Friday.

The two nations will lock horns in the quarter-finals this weekend, where Colombia ride in as the tournament's dark horse following their sublime, and surprise, run to the last-eight.

Much of their success has been credited to Rodriguez, who currently tops the scoring charts at the South American showpiece with five goals, including both in the 2-0 last-16 win over Uruguay.

"I already knew that he (Rodriguez) was a great player and he has shown that during the World Cup," Neymar said."Football has no age. It's obvious that experience helps, but you have to play and put your talent into practice.

"James Rodriguez is a great player despite his young age. We are both 22, but he has been showing what he is capable of. I just hope that his good run comes to an end and that we can advance, with all respect to him."

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