QPR keeper Júlio César happy with his performance despite Wembley defeat
Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Júlio César was happy with his performance for Brazil on Wednesday night, despite his side's 2-1 defeat to England at Wembley.
Júlio César, 33, pulled off magnificent saves to deny both Theo Walcott and Wayne Rooney, but found himself helpless to prevent both Rooney and Frank Lampard scoring for England.
The goalkeeper, who has displaced Diego Alves from the Brazil lineup, was widely praised for his showing on the night and declared himself content with his efforts.
"I am happy with my performance," the keeper told TV Globo. "Tactically they were very good and made the most of our mistakes. They are a team that deserve respect.
"We have many areas to improve and we need to take advantage of the short time we have together. I'll keep doing my job and help my team to avoid relegation. I'm very happy to wear the shirt of the Seleção once more. I will sleep happy because of this."
Brazil's next fixtures come in March when they will take on both Italy and Russia in preparation for the Confederations Cup—with Júlio César now expected to retain his place as the team's starting goalkeeper.
Source: Globo Esporte