MX23RW : Monday, December 17 12:56:57

Roberto Carlos: 'Dele Alli has Brazilian swagger'

Roberto Carlos: 'Alli has Brazilian swagger'
© Reuters
Legendary defender Roberto Carlos expects big things from Dele Alli at the World Cup, describing the England man as a player 'with Brazilian swagger'.

Roberto Carlos has talked up the ability of Dele Alli, insisting that the Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder possesses "the swagger that Brazilians have".

Alli heads to the World Cup with his national side on the back of a mixed campaign at club level, having fallen below his high standards of 2016-17 but still managing to register nine goals and 10 assists in the Premier League.

The 22-year-old stood out against one of Carlos's former clubs in Real Madrid during a Champions League encounter in the first half of the campaign, scoring twice in a famous 3-1 win for his side, and the legendary Brazil full-back expects big things from Alli in Russia this summer.

"England are one of the favourites after Brazil. But I really like Dele Alli - he's a lot like a Brazilian player," he told The Mirror.

"I saw him at the Real Madrid against Spurs game and he was really impressive. He's tall and has real ability - a very good player. He has the swagger that Brazilians have."

Alli has scored twice in 25 appearances for England, earning his most recent cap in the 2-0 friendly win against Costa Rica on Thursday evening.


Click here for more stories about Roberto Carlos

Click here for more stories about Tottenham Hotspur

Share this article now:
England and Tottenham Hotspur teammates Dele Alli and Harry Kane celebrate during the international friendly with Nigeria on June 2, 2018
Read Next:
Adams: 'Spurs players could cost England'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1714303773045
2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham177372525024
10Watford177372325-224
11Bournemouth177282528-323
12Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account