Former Brazil international Julio Cesar has weighed in on the debate over who is Liverpool’s Alisson and Manchester City’s Ederson’s best goalkeeper.
The duo have battled again on all fronts in Europe and England this season, particularly in the Premier League title race and were close in the Champions League final.
Alisson and Ederson fight for their country for number one Tites with the World Cup coming up in the winter. Cesar, considered one of the top scorers in Selecao history, has given his opinion on the pair.
What did Julio Cesar say about Alisson and Ederson?
“Great question, I’ll stay calm!” Caesar answered GATE However, when asked who was better, he added his view on their emergence in the sport.
Adding in chat by established Enterprise Rent A Car: “In recent years, after Dida and me, people in European football have started to see our position in Brazil as an important position.
“When I arrived in Italy, in 1982, Waldir Perez was being talked about [a goalkeeper who made high profile mistakes in a World Cup]. They said I was an example of goalkeepers getting better in Brazil.
“I thought, ‘No, Brazil have always had great goalkeepers.’ Now you’ve just started to respect our position.
“Now if we talk about the top three goalkeepers in the world, we could talk about Ederson and Alisson. It’s not just those two, there are many others in Europe. Most people now respect the Brazilian goalkeepers in football.”
“It could have been Emerson vs. Alisson in the Champions League final if it weren’t for those two late goals in the semi-finals. When it comes to goalkeeping for the World Cup, Tite doesn’t have to worry about either of those two.”
What prospects does Brazil have at the World Cup?
Since Brazil last won the world championship in 2002, there hasn’t been a South American world champion.
A successful nation is desperate to win again and Cesar believes they are capable of doing so with Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar and manager Tite leading the group.
“I don’t know if it will be Neymar’s last chance,” he added. “Most people say that because Neymar is 30 years old and he’s still one of the best players in the world.
“For me, Brazil has good chances. There are no other national teams that are much stronger than Brazil. There are France and Germany, but Brazil have the right ingredients to be world champions. First of all, the federation kept Tite and I think , he is it.” key to the project.
“You don’t have a lot of time to introduce a new plan in a short period of time, so when you’re talking about national teams, it’s important for the players to know the methodology and philosophy of the coach in order to know what they’re asking them to do.
“It’s like with Germany, they had a bad World Cup in South Africa but kept the coach and then became world champions with the same coach in Brazil. They didn’t change their players too much. I think it helps Brazil to get the chance to win.” the World Cup.”
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Julio Cesar and Lloyd Griffiths in Enterprise Rent-A-Cars‘Mission Guardian’ Series ahead of the 2021/22 UEFA Europa League final. You can watch episode three in full here.