Brazil legend and World Cup winner Roberto Carlos has been speaking about the England national team and has called for Gareth Southgate to start a player he believes would play for his own country and World Cup favourites, Brazil.
That is, of course, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander Arnold, whose attacking qualities warrant the 24-year-old a place in the England first 11 says the former Real Madrid star.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Carlos praised the Liverpool player and when speaking about the right-back starting for the Three Lions, he said: “He has to be there – because he’s among the best ones.”
Carlos then went on to say that both Alexander-Arnold and Harry Kane would get into the Brazil team, which is a big compliment, given that the South Americans are favourites to lift the World Cup in Qatar.
The Brazilian said: ‘Kane is a good player too. You have a good team, not just in terms of names but in terms of players who have trained well and are ready to play at a World Cup – or to play for the Brazilian national team.
‘I’d say those two [Kane and Alexander-Arnold], but there are more. There’s a lot of quality [in the team]. You have a lot of quality.’
Although there is no doubt about Harry Kane’s position in the England team, there is a lot surrounding Alexander-Arnold.
There was even a debate about whether the Liverpool star would even be in the squad before Reece James got injured as Southgate is more of a pragmatic coach.
The 24-year-old is, without a doubt, England’s most talented full-back but whether Southgate adheres to Carlos’ advice remains to be seen.
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