Uruguay boss Oscar Tabarez compares James Rodriguez to Maradona, Messi

Uruguay boss Oscar Tabarez compares James Rodriguez to Maradona, Messi



James Rodriguez is making all the headlines today for the right reasons after a stunning performance last night, grabbing a brace in a 2-0 win over Uruguay and sending Colombia to the quarter finals to face Brazil on Friday.

The Monaco young star has scored 5 goals making him the highest goal scorer ahead of Muller, Messi and Neymar, he also has 2 assists at the 2014 World Cup.

James Rodriguez's first goal last night was a stunning volley which blew up the social media last night.

Speaking to the press after the match, Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez and Colombia coach Pekerman heap praises on the Colombia star.

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman added: "I never had any doubts that this was going to be his World Cup." 

"From what I have seen, he is the best player in the World Cup," said Tabarez.

"I am not exaggerating, he is a great striker."

"For me, talents are those who do things that have nothing to do with their life experience," Tabarez said.

"Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and James Rodriguez - they do things because they have a certain gift which makes them special."

Pekerman added: "In my long experience in football, I've had extraordinary footballers in my teams, elite players of a very high technical level.

"What is most surprising is that, at his young age, he does not have any problem doing things football players take many years to understand."

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