So, World Cup 2014 is over. Germany are now four-time champions. Brazil were humiliated in home soil. Spain and Italy went home early.
But if there is one single person who creates the most stunning impact in this World Cup edition, few would argue that it is no other than James Rodriguez of Colombia. Very few people notice the presence of this young forward before the World Cup started. No one would have expected him to become such a huge sensation.
James Rodriguez (Image: cbc.ca)
You see, weeks before the tournament, Colombia’s star striker, Radamel Falcao, who was expected to make it big, unfortunately injured himself and failed to make the final 23-man team.
Radamel Falcao (image: eluniversal.com.co)
Falcao is already a big name in the world football and can pride himself with major achievements under his belt that include: scoring the most goals in a single annual club football European competition (UEFA Champions League/Europa League) in 2011; guiding Porto to second Europa League title; receiving Portuguese Golden Ball award; scoring over 100 goals in his first three seasons in European football; and many more.
So when Falcao was out, 23-year old James Rodriguez was tasked to fill in the big void. He was shouldered to spearhead Colombia’s attacking force and banging in the goals.
Rodriguez did not disappoint. As a matter of fact, he took everyone by surprise. It’s a delightful surprise of course.
Upon the final whistle of Germany-Argentina game, James Rodriguez affirmed himself as the tournament great by claiming the top scorer award with an impressive six goals, beating two rivals who played in the final match: Germany’s Thomas Muller (5 goals) and Argentina’s Lionel Messi (4 goals). Both of the latter were established, familiar faces in World Cup football.
In the process of making himself a big name, Rodriguez almost single-handedly guided Colombia into their first ever quarter final in World Cup games, scoring in all 5 games the country played, included one touted to be the best goal of the tournament, chesting and volleying a screamer against Uruguay in the second round.
What did James Rodriguez Teaches us about our career?
When opportunity knocks for you to show your talent, MAKE IT REALLY COUNTS. Show them what’s under your sleeves. Multiply your values many times over by impacting an ‘awe’ effect.
People will start noticing your capability, and soon enough, you will flourish even more.
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