Brazil national team are being considered as the main favorite for upcoming World Cup 2014, not only because of their status as host, but also the quality of their outfield players.
However, there’s a position that has been receiving constant critics by fans, which is the goal keeper role especially with Luiz Felipe Scolari’s persistence in using veteran goalike, Julio Cesar, as Selecao’s number 1.
Acknowledging the negative words his been receiving, Cesar is keen on proving his worth this summer as albeit not getting top quality football in major European league, the ex-Inter Milan player believes he can produce positive performance in Brazil.
Although he has been known as one of Brazil’s best goal keepers in recent years, but his dip of form after moving from Inter Milan and difficulties in getting playing time at Queens Park Rangers, before eventually getting a loan move to Toronto FC, simply sparked that criticism.
Many believes that at the age of 34, Cesar has simply past it already, but Scolari apparently has other ideas about the goal keeper post as the World Cup winning coach never has any doubts about his choice.
It remains to be seen on how can Cesar shut down those strong criticism being addressed to him since playing in their home town will give that extra pressure for every players especially the veteran goalie.