A few hours after the draw, many people have already commented on Liverpool’s upcoming clash with Real Madrid for the Champions League’s quarter-finals, including the La Liga side legend Roberto Carlos.
Following today’s draw, the Brazilian has been interviewed by EFE to give his first impressions on the tie and discuss what his former club need to do to get a place in the semifinals.
Back in the 90s, Roberto Carlos used to be a teammate of Mazinho in the national team, whose son so happens to be Thiago Alcântara, who has somewhat struggled in his first season with Liverpool.
The former left-back doesn’t blame the midfielder for his disappointing form, claiming it’s the Reds who still aren’t used to his game.
“Liverpool used to have the ball to the forwards and Thiago has arrived with his quality, he begins to play and the teammates haven’t adapted to his style of play”, Roberto Carlos told EFE (via Marca).
“The problem isn’t Thiago, it’s the change in style of teammates who were used to playing with long balls.”
In other part of the interview, Roberto Carlos said Real Madrid should do their best to secure qualification in the first game at the Santiago Bernabeu, as well as claiming Mohamed Salah ‘won’t get close’ to Sergio Ramos due to the incident in the 2018 final.