The 21-year-old right-back has a “big, big future” according to the Brazil icon, who believes Mesut Ozil is one of the world’s elite players and a “great human being”
Two-time World Cup-winner Cafu says Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin reminds him of himself.
Bellerin, 21, established himself as the Gunners’ first choice right-back in the second half of the 2014-15 season and went on to start and finish all but two of their Premier League games last term.
And former Roma and AC Milan player Cafu, who won the World Cup in 1994 and 2002 in a glittering career, sees some of himself in the Spain international.
“Bellerin is much like me at 21,” Cafu said in a Q&A with Arsenal’s official Twitter page.
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) September 2, 2016
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“He is very fast and very impressive. [He has a] big, big future!”
There were also warm words for Mesut Ozil, whose return to the fold helped to inspire Arsenal’s first Premier League win of the season at Watford last Saturday.
“Ozil is fantastic,” said Cafu. “One of the best in the world. Not only a great player but a great human being.”
Cafu is in England to take part in the Arsenal Legends vs Milan Glorie charity match this weekend.