Carlos Valderrama is of the view that Radamel Falcao

Carlos Valderrama is of the view that Radamel Falcao will be Colombia’s trump card in Copa America.

Colombia had impressed everyone with their game in World Cup 12 months back and that’s why, there are expectations that they might go the distance in Copa America.

Colombia is not the favourite for the title by any means in the presence of teams like Brazil, Argentina, but, they are surely seen as the dark horse and if some of their key players click, they might be a tricky team to beat.

Apart from Falcao, James Rodriguez is another player who can test any defensive line up in the world.

Talking about Colombia’s form of late, they have been on the losing side just a couple of times out of the 20 games that they have played.

Their defence has been quite tight in every game and there has been enough potency in the offence as well.

When asked what he thinks is the main thing behind Colombia’s consistency over the last few months, Valderrama said, “I would say the team balance. It’s hard to spot a weakness in the squad at the moment. Every area looks covered.”

“To have Radamel back post the World Cup has been really nice. He is one of the topmost players that we have produced in a while and if he is in form, you are always going to get some fantastic goals to see.”

When asked about Rodriguez, the 53-year old, who himself represented Colombia more than 100 times, said, “James has proved his performance in Brazil was not a fluke and he possesses real quality. To go to a club like Real Madrid and deal with all the pressure, it’s not easy. The lad has done well.”



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