Falcao caution for flying Colombia

Colombia striker Radamel Falcao sounded a note of caution after his side’s 2-0 victory over Bolivia at the Copa America.The Porto striker scored both of Colombia’s goals in Sante Fe on Sunday, sending his side through to the quarter-finals in Argentina.

Colombia failed to concede a goal on the way to clinching top spot in Group A, with seven points from three matches.

After becoming the first team to reach the last eight – ahead of favourites Argentina and Brazil – Falcao understands that the fans may be excited about the team’s results so far.

But the 25-year-old has urged expectations to be kept under control.

“We are not the best nor the worst,” Falcao said.

“We are not in the final, we have just moved on to the second stage and we need to have our feet on the ground.”

The former River Plate man failed to score in the first two games, but made up for it with his first brace at international level against Bolivia.

After the match, Falcao said he was never worried about his individual return.

“Our priority is the group. It does not matter who scores. The important thing is for us to grow as a team,” Falcao said.

“Our goal is for Colombia to win. Personal goals will come as the team get stronger.”

Questioned about the team he would like to face in the last eight, Falcao said: “At this point, you can face any team. If we want to aspire to continuing (in the competition) we have to beat anyone.”

 


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