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LEGEND’S BLESSING: Brazil legend Roberto Carlos praises Luke Shaw

LEGEND’S BLESSING: Brazil legend Roberto Carlos praises Luke Shaw

PA - Nick Potts

Legendary Brazilian left-back Roberto Carlos praises Luke Shaw after comparisons between the two had been made by England teammates.

Manchester United and England left-back Shaw has impressed in his recent performances for England at Euro 2020, providing three assists in his last two games and a social media video released by England’s official pages showed Declan Rice and Harry Kane dubbing him ‘Shawberto Carlos’ in honour of Brazil’s World Cup winning cult hero.

And now Roberto Carlos praises Luke Shaw himself.

Talking to the PA News Agency he said, “You can see he’s very motivated. He’s really improving, his performance against Ukraine was very good. He’s been an important part of this English team, along with all the others.

“He’s been improving each game and I think he’s got everything to get to the top. He’s the left-back for England, that in itself says a lot.”

Asked if he sees similarities between his game and the England left-back, Carlos said ahead of the semi-final against Denmark: “I don’t like comparing. It’s two completely different periods in football. I had my time and now he’s having his. Similarities I think could be that he has strength and the desire to win, just like I did.”

Shaw will be hoping to put in a similarly Roberto Carlos-like performance against Denmark on Wednesday night at Wembley as England look to reach their first tournament final since 1966.


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