Fabinho says his compatriot Casemiro ‘went to the wrong place’ in the Premier League. It’s something that keeps happening.
The North West of England boasts the best defensive midfielders on the planet, with Fabinho, Casemiro and Rodri plying their trade there. Of course, two of those players also play for the same national side.
Brazil are ridiculously fortunate to have both Fabinho and Casemiro in their ranks. The pair have had strangely similar careers, too, with them both ending up at Real Madrid Castilla back in 2013.
From there, they’ve become two of the absolute best holding midfielders around. Now they’re each playing for one of England’s biggest clubs.
Fabinho went to Liverpool in 2018 and has thrived ever since. Casemiro then signed for Manchester United in the summer – we’ll see if he can have similar success.
Liverpool’s player doesn’t want to see him succeed too much there, though.
“He had already commented that he’d like to play in the Premier League,” Fabinho told UOL. “Too bad he went to the wrong place in England, huh?
“I hope he doesn’t improve Manchester United that much. He, Fred, Antony, there are a lot of Brazilians going to the wrong place in the country.”
Well, it’s certainly true that United are forming their own group of Brazilians there. We can’t see them quite reaching the heights of Liverpool’s trio, though – Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino have won it all at Anfield.
Still, they’re gotten their hands on some supremely talented players. Casemiro is the standout, of course, as a player with five Champions League medals. That takes some beating and he’s been a sensation for Real Madrid in recent years.
We’re certainly with Fabinho on this one, though – hopefully, he doesn’t find a way to improve United to anywhere near that degree.