Roberto Carlos hails England hero Luke Shaw after incredible Euro 2020 as Brazil legend predicts 'he can get to the top'July 6, 2021
BRAZIL legend Roberto Carlos believes England defender Luke Shaw 'can get to the top' following his Euro 2020 exploits.
The Manchester United star has been compared to the Real Madrid icon in recent weeks after helping Gareth Southgate's side reach the semi-finals.
Speaking to the PA news agency, Carlos said: "You can see he’s very motivated.
"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."
Shaw has been instrumental to England's success, providing the second most assists at the tournament after setting up two against Ukraine.
The 25-year-old now gets called 'Shawberto Carlos' by his international team-mates, comparing him with the great Brazilian left-back.
Jadon Sancho said on the Lions Den You Tube series: "We got Shawberto Carlos here, Luke Shaw, yes we do."
And Harry Kane was heard saying 'Shawberto' in a separate video posted to England's Twitter feed.
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The nickname originates from Old Trafford, with Shaw telling the United website earlier this year: "I'll be honest I've seen some things on it on social media and sometimes in my group chats my mates send me some stuff and I just laugh about it!"
Roberto Carlos, who praised Shaw on Instagram after England's quarter-final win, won dozens of trophies during his career – including the World Cup and three Champions League titles.
But the 48-year-old has played down comparisons, adding: "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."
England fans are hoping Shaw continues to resemble Carlos when Gareth Southgate's side face Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday, July 7.
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