Brazil great Roberto Carlos a fan of in-form Luke Shaw

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Brazil Great Roberto Carlos A Fan Of In-Form Luke Shaw Brazil Great Roberto Carlos A Fan Of In-Form Luke Shaw
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By Simon Peach, PA Chief Football Writer

Roberto Carlos has been impressed by England left-back Luke Shaw, with the Brazil great saying he has everything it takes to go to the top.

Fresh from his best season in a Manchester United shirt, the 25-year-old has caught the eye during the England's run to Wednesday’s Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark.

Shaw shone in the 4-0 quarter-final triumph against Ukraine in Rome, where he provided two assists in a complete display that led the nickname ‘Shawberto Carlos’ to gain traction on social media.

Even captain Harry Kane referred to him by the moniker after a match when his performance impressed ex-Brazil star Carlos, who put applause emojis in the comments of Shaw’s Instagram post after the comprehensive victory.

Carlos told the PA news agency: “You can see he’s very motivated.

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“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.”

Roberto Carlos will be involved in Soccer Aid for UNICEF again this year (Nigel French/PA)

Carlos will be joining Shaw in Manchester in the coming months as the former Real Madrid left-back has signed up to play in Soccer Aid for UNICEF at the Etihad Stadium.

The money from this year’s game will help the charity fightback against Covid-19 by helping to deliver two billion vaccines worldwide.

Carlos said: “I’m always excited to play in Soccer Aid for UNICEF. It’s great to see everyone, we have a good time and it’s for a good cause, which makes it even better.”

 

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