Júlio César: People don’t know what I’ve been through
The Brazil goalkeeper has been speaking of his happiness after Saturday's victorious penalty shootout against Chile and his tears when the team was knocked out of the World Cup in 2010.
César received a lot of the blame when Brazil lost to the Netherlands in South Africa but has redeemed himself with fine saves in the shootout with the Chileans.
Speaking to the press after the match, he said: "We had a good first half and created a lot of chances. After the equaliser Chile came into the game and made life hard for us. All we can do is thank the fans and our team-mates for keeping the faith.
"There's huge pressure in representing our country, and it was tough on a psychological and emotional level. I got very emotional four years ago, and today I was crying again, but this time out of happiness.
"Not many people know what I've been through, but I knew my international career wasn't over. We've got three more steps to go now and I want to see Brazil celebrating. That's my big dream," said César.