Samuel Eto'o's Perfect XI: Which two English players make the cut?
Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas
One of the best three goalkeepers in the world. A good person, too. I knew him at Real Madrid when he used to come to training on his moped and wear terrible tracksuits. Iker’s potential was clear, but lots of players have potential. Iker realised his.
Right-back: Daniel Alves
He’s very, very fast and while everyone knows he gets forward, he gets back just as quickly
A player of the highest quality. He never panics. Alves has had success at Sevilla, but he’ll move to a bigger club. He’s very, very fast and while everyone knows he gets forward, he gets back just as quickly. Exceptionally skilful; he’s the new Cafu.
Centre-back: John Terry
He’s very English in his personality and a great leader of his team. He never gives in. Terry is strong and surprisingly quick. He also scores some important goals. I’ve met him at awards ceremonies and I like him.
Left-back: Patrice Evra
We speak the same language, but I don’t know him. Evra is a fabulous player, like Alves, because he’s quick and gets forward quickly. He’s improved a lot at Manchester [United].