Brazilian Legend Roberto Carlos Names 2 English Players Who Are Good Enough for the South American Team

Brazilian Legend Roberto Carlos Names 2 English Players Who Are Good Enough for the South American Team

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:17 PM
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  • Roberto Carlos has high praise for England players Trent Alexander-Arnold and Harry Kane
  • Tite's Brazil and Gareth Southgate's England are among favourites to win in Qatar
  • Brazil legend Carlos believes that it's time for his country to win the tournament again

Brazil have one of the most star-studded teams heading into the FIFA World Cup in Qatar and are favourites to lift the trophy.

The Seleção have a team full of established stars, and their attacking line-up is any manager's dream.

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Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos believes that Trent Alexander-Arnold and Harry Kane are two English players who are good enough to play for Brazil. Image: Michael Regan/ Alessandro Sabattini.
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While Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos loves the look of the side, he does believe that two English stars are good enough to be included in the team, Football 365 reported.

Carlos believes that Liverpool defender, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane are good enough to get into Tite's starting XI in Qatar.

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“Alexander-Arnold has to be there – because he’s among the best ones. Kane is a good player too," he said.

Carlos added that the English side had a lot of quality, but those two players stuck out for him.

Brazilian win is 'long overdue'

Carlos also touched on Brazil's disappointing run in the past few editions of the tournament, adding how he felt it was time for his country to win again.

Brazil was dumped out by Germany and Belgium respectively in the previous two editions.

“We haven’t won it for a long time; now it’s time to win the trophy. It’s a very special moment for football," he added.

Brazil have been drawn alongside Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon in Group G and are certainly expected to advance to the next round.

England's squad the most valuable

If squad value counted for anything, England would win the World Cup title without kicking a single ball.

The Three Lions go into the tournament in Qatar with the highest squad value of all 32 teams competing, Sports Brief reported.

Sky Sports reported that a study by the CIES Football Observatory found that England’s estimated combined price tag was a staggering £1.31 billion.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.