Ex-City right-back Mills: In 3 or 4 years Alexander-Arnold will be one of the world's best players
- Mills admits Trent 'has one or two things to learn defensively'.
- The Englishman and Andrew Robertson symbolise the changes in full-back's role on the pitch.
Former Leeds United and Manchester City right-back Danny Mills believes Trent Alexander-Arnold 'will be one of the world’s best players in about three or four years'.
The 20-year-old Englishman has been impressive for the whole season but his corner-kick against Barcelona was a sheer brilliance even to his standards.
Trent Alexander Arnold. No brainier https://t.co/VtwVnMN23K— Frank Hindle (@TheFrankHindle) May 16, 2019
Trent and Andrew Robertson symbolise the changes the full-back's role has undergone, clams Mills.
"He is absolutely outstanding," Danny Mills told Football Insider. "It’s brilliant what he has done. He has one or two things to learn defensively and, when he does that, he will be one of the world’s best players, in about three to four years.
Fullback Trent Alexander-Arnold got more assists this season than 26-year-old attacker Jesse Lingard has in his entire career.— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) May 16, 2019
"As a defender, you get better with experience. First and foremost, Virgil van Dijk is an exceptional defender.
"Full-backs play in a different way to three or four years ago. In the modern game they are like wing-backs. The likes of Lee Dixon, Branislav Ivanovic, Nigel Winterburn, the emphasis was on defending.
"Players like Trent and Andy Robertson pour forward and create goals. I really like Robertson. He is very good in terms of his defensive qualities as well."
Alexander-Arnold set a new Premier League record for a defender with 12 assists registered this season.