Roberto Carlos: Tottenham Must Give An Improved Contract To This England And Former Leeds Youngster
Roberto Carlos is widely regarded as one of the greatest left back’s in the world. The iconic Brazilian defender represented Real Madrid in his stellar career, while he is also equally known for being one of the stars in the Brazilian national team. Carlos made 125 appearances for Brazil and managed to win the World Cup. He is a player who knows more than one or two about playing in the left back positions. He has praised Tottenham defender Danny Rose by saying that the England international is someone who is developing a lot faster than anyone would have expected. He
During an exclusive interview with football website Squawka, Roberto said:
“Danny Rose is really fast, no? A good player. It’s just that it’s a different style of football. But, from the Tottenham games I’ve seen, Rose is a player that is evolving a lot, developing a lot. Eventually he could play in a different country, especially if the president doesn’t give him a big contract because clubs will come and definitely want to buy him.”
Rose was brought into Tottenham from the Leeds United youth academy for around €1 million. Initially, he struggled to establish himself in the first team straightaway and this led to loan moves to the likes of Watford, Peterborough United, Bristol City, and Sunderland. It was during his time at the Stadium of Light that he came to prominence in the Premier League, but not many expected him to become one of the best left back in the world. At this moment, the raiding runs made by Rose have attracted the attention of every major club.
Real Madrid and Manchester United are thought to be interested in the 25-year-old, and are even ready to make an offer in the region of £30 million. Along with Kyle Walker in the right flank, Rose has helped Spurs become the best defensive outfit in the league while also providing more than sufficient support in attacks. Over the last 18 months, Rose has certainly made the left back position at Tottenham as his own, while he is on the verge of making it a similar case with the England national team.
Any left back is always compared with Roberto Carlos, but Rose can be more than satisfied with his career if he manages to achieve even a small portion of what Carlos achieved. Such was the tremendous success enjoyed by the Brazilian. During his time at Madrid, Carlos managed to win four league titles, three UEFA Champions League medals, and one UEFA Super Cup. These are some of the few achievements at club level. At international level, he won the FIFA World Cup in 2002, and it was preceded by two Copa America titles in 1997 and 1999. He came close to winning the FIFA Ballon d’Or award in 2002 by finishing the second place, a crowning achievement for any defender.
Rose, in contrast, was inducted into the Premier League PFA Team of the Year in the 2015-16 season. He has not won any major honour with his club’s so far.
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