Former Brazil and AC Milan right-back Cafu has revealed that he believed Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin is just like him, stating his future will be a bright one.
The 46 year-old is in London this week in order to feature for AC Milan Glorie against the Arsenal Legends which will take place today at 2:00 GMT.
Cafu will line up alongside fellow legends of the game Dida, Paulo Maldini, Di Canio, Edgar Davids, Christian Vieri and a number of other former big stars, at the Emirates, and his side should be favourites against our side, who is missing some key names.
Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry all ruled themselves out of featuring today, but there still remains a strong squad who will more than hold their own against their Italian counterparts.
This should be an exciting yet friendly match-up, and Cafu has added to that positive vibe by praising one of our current crop Hector Bellerin, who he appears to be a big fan of.
Hi @assistant_ozil!!! Bellerin is much like me at 21! He is very fast and very impressive!! Big big future! #AskCafu https://t.co/l5FJP8sgJU
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 2 September 2016
Bellerin earned a place in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year for last season, despite his young age, and followed that up with earning his first ever international cap with Spain.
The full-back was even a late inclusion in his country’s European Championships squad after a late withdrawal through injury, but did not feature during the tournament.
The 21 year-old is now set for another year of first-team action in our star-studded side, and he is firmly expected to beat off the challenge from either Mathieu Debuchy or Carl Jenkinson for the first-team role.
Where does Bellerin rank amongst your favourite Arsenal right-backs?
At the moment I’d go ..Dixon, Lauren and then Bellerin. Bellerin could shoot right up the list but you need silverware. No place for Sagna after following the rest of those w*****s.
Wont be the same without Henry, Viera and Bergkamp, such a pity.
Potentially, Hector can be great. But I’d wager that he’ll be taken away by one of the super-clubs, long before he peaks in his mid to late 20s.
Rearly do great players remain loyal to one club, these days.
Dixon, Lauren, Rice, Bellerin, Eboué.
he still needs to work on his defending and so far this season he is more reserved and times his bust forward better..