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Brazil defender David Luiz praises Mexico and discusses importance of topping Group A

Unfortunately David Luiz couldn't explode with passion after a goal yesterday
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David Luiz believes Brazil’s 0-0 with Mexico yesterday was a great result for both teams and praised the ambition of both to try and win the match.

The former Chelsea defender spoke to Daily Mirror about the Group A stalemate and was full of praise for Mexico number one Guillermo Ochoa, who made a string of saves to keep the match goalless.

“I think it was a great result for both teams,” said new Paris Saint-Germain defender Luiz.

“Both teams tried to win it, Mexico have a great team with great players, a philosophy to play football and both teams created a lot of opportunities to score.

“We were unlucky in some moments, and great goalkeeping on the other side, but that's football.”

The 27-year-old went on to admit it is crucial that Brazil top Group A and victory against Cameroon should ensure they do.

Luiz also says the players still believe in themselves despite two less than vintage displays in the 2014 World Cup so far.

He added: “We believe in ourselves a lot. We trust in our jobs, in our power, and now we have another game to qualify against Cameroon that we have to win.

“It's so important to top the group, because that is our goal.”


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