Sports Desk, Arfin Shobuz, Staff Reporter, Dhaka Office: Alltimenews.com:- AFP, SOCHI: Brazil star Willian says he is asking forward to popping out on pinnacle while he faces his membership colleague Eden Hazard inside the World Cup area-very last among Brazil and Belgium, reports AFP from Sochi.
The teams meet in Kazan on Friday evening with Brazil the favourites, notwithstanding the exceptional in a Belgian side captained with the aid of Hazard, who performs with Willian at Chelsea.
“He is a very humble player and I like being with him on a each day foundation at club stage. But now it’s time for each people to defend our corner and I wish to pop out on pinnacle,” Willian stated at Brazil’s schooling base in Sochi on Wednesday.
“He is one of the nice gamers in the international, but now I am on a different facet and I need to do the whole thing to win. I realize we are able to remain buddies after,” added the 29-12 months-old, who will also be going through Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Willian is expected to keep his location in teach Tite’s starting line-up for the sport after generating his first-class performance at the World Cup so far in Monday’s 2-zero victory in opposition to Mexico.
It changed into a performance which counseled the five-time winners of the trophy have been secure with their tag as favourites, having recorded three straight wins in view that a gap 1-1 draw in opposition to Switzerland.
“The crew has developed because the first sport,” Willian added. “There became anxiousness in that first healthy, a extra complex begin in opposition to Switzerland, and we have grown little by little. I think we are at the identical level as in the qualifiers.”
He added that Neymar is getting higher by using the game, but the same can be stated of Willian himself, who’s one of the few survivors from the 2014 squad.
“I am extra mature and have greater enjoy than at the remaining World Cup, and the crew is extra constant,” insisted Willian, who appeared from the bench in the 7-1 semi-final humiliation against Germany in 2014.
Brazil will go away their base on Russia’s Black Sea coast for the final time on Thursday to move to Kazan for Friday’s game.
With Marcelo and Douglas Costa having shaken off injuries, it’s far the primary time in this World Cup that Tite has had his entire squad in shape.
However, Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro will pass over the fit because of suspension, with Fernandinho expected to update him.
Sports Desk, Alltimenews.com