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Capdevila: Jordi Alba will be better than Roberto Carlos

by Tom Conn | Posted on Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Espanyol defender, Joan Capdevila has heaped high praise on his fellow Catalan and club rival, Barcelona’s Jordi Alba stating the left-back will be better than Real Madrid’s legendary Brazilian full-back, Roberto Carlos.

AlbaIn Spain’s 2-0 win over Finland at Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium, Alba scored his fifth national team goal and passed Capdevila for the most goals scored by a defender for Spain, something that the Espanyol defender has no problem with.

“Of course he was going to go one better than me. Jordi is an incredible talent. He’s on course to fast become the best in the world. He’ll be better than Roberto Carlos,” informed Capdevila to Spanish sports daily, Marca.

Even Roberto Carlos believes that his spot at the top of legendary left-backs in threatened by Alba’s meteoric rise, scoring five goals in just 24 matches for Spain.

“Along with Marcelo, he’s the best left-back. His explosive pace makes him important in both defence and attack. He’s a proven goalscorer.”

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