Rodrigo Calvozzo: Fabinho was always dubbed 'The new Marcelo' in Brazil
- Goal assistant editor Calvozzo compares Fabinho to the Real Madrid's star
- Rodrigo claims the Brazilian is now a different player to what he was before moving to Europe
“Fabinho was at Fluminense at the start of his career but he left Brazil when he was very young. Only a few people know him in Brazil because he never played first-team football here but he was always dubbed 'The new Marcelo'.
“He grew a lot after going to Europe so now he's a very different player than to when he left. It's a problem for us because players are leaving every year, and increasingly younger, and they've lost the Brazilian experience and learning the ways that Brazil plays.
If people say to me Fabinho copes better than Henderson when pressed - I can agree with that opinion.— LFC4LIFE (@LFC4LIFENET) August 2, 2018
When they say he’s a better passer?
Nah I’m not having that!
I think both are very good passers.
Fabinho’s edge is coping better when pressed.
“People are saying it impacts on the national team because while the players are from Brazil, they didn't play like Brazilians.
“Marcelo is a good example of this. Although he went to Real Madrid when he was very young, unlike Fabinho he still had one year in the Fluminense first team before moving so he did have at least some Brazilian experience.”
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