Manchester United striker expects 'big things' with national team

Radamel Falcao is confident Colombia are destined for something big.

In the early hours of the morning our time Colombia cruised to a 3-0 victory against El Salvador in an international friendly.

The South American side dominated proceedings and it was no surprise that they came away with a comfortable triumph.

One of the goalscorers on the night was Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao, back on international duty for the first time since suffering a serious knee injury playing for AS Monaco last season.

And before the game Falcao, who is on a season long loan at United from the Ligue 1 side, spoke about the future of Colombian football - sounding very optimistic.

He stated:

"Colombia will have to give 100 per cent to beat El Salvador and Canada, and on the other hand, we take the opportunity to continue to grow as a group and improve.

"The most important goal is the World Cup in Russia in 2018, but there are also short-term goals and we want be the best we can be.

"Colombia is ready for big things."

It is hard not to agree with his assessment.

Colombia were unlucky not to make it past Brazil in the summer and have an abundance of talent on their hands. Carlos Bacca, who scored a brace against El Salvador, looks a real talent whilst winger Juan Cuadrado is verging on world-class.

Then there is David Ospina in goal, who recently joined Arsenal, not to mention Jackson Martinez - a goal-machine who struggles to start for the club.

On top of that there is their star player - James Rodriguez.

Most would argue he was actually the best player at Brazil this summer, even if the Golden Ball did eventually go to Lionel Messi.

With Falcao back firing they are certainly a team to fear and will likely be a threat once again in four years time.

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