David Luiz insists he is ready to be Brazil captain for World Cup semi-final
Brazil’s captain for tonight’s semi-final clash against Germany has insisted he is ready to handle the pressure of leading out his country.
David Luiz will take over the armband in the absence of suspended skipper Thiago Silva and is certain he can handle the pressure.
The Irish Independent quoted the 27-year-old ahead of the World Cup semi-final in Belo Horizonte this evening.
Luiz said: "I'm ready.
"I'm vice-captain and this group is very easy to handle because everyone's very down to earth.
"It won't be a tough job at all."
Walking out as Brazil captain may not be a tough job for Luiz but trying to handle Germany’s attacking talents and keeping a clean sheet will prove an extremely difficult task.
And if Luiz Felipe Scolari’s team are to reach the World Cup final you imagine the former Chelsea ace will need to play the game of his career.
You can get the team announcements and live game text commentary here on Sambafoot this evening from 2000 BST, with the game kicking off an hour later.