Tottenham player Sarr compared to Roberto Carlos and Miralem Pjanic
Tottenham Hotspur’s summer signing Pape Matar Sarr has been compared to Roberto Carlos, as reported by the Daily Mail.
The Spurs midfielder completed a late move to the Lilywhites for £14.6m from Metz.
And it is his free-kick style that has earned him comparisons with the Real Madrid legend.
Many believe the player has what it takes to replicate the Brazilian’s famous free-kick style.
Carlos had a technique where he would strike the ball with his laces, ending up in some amazing goals. The most famous was his stunning effort against France in 1997.
But he is not the only player the ace has been compared to since his breakthrough in France.
Metz director Olivier Perrin has previously likened the midfielder to Besiktas ace Miralem Pjanic.
He told Senego: “I immediately knew that Sarr was going to be a top player, with a very high level when it comes to reading and analysing the game. He is like Miralem Pjanic.”
Pjanic and Carlos comparisons heap pressure on Sarr and Tottenham
Pressure is a funny thing.
Some players thrive under it, while others can crumble unbelievably.
While Spurs fans will not be able to see how their new signing handles it until at least next year, it will make for fascinating viewing.
Comparisons with Carlos and Pjanic heap an unbelievable amount of pressure on both Sarr and Tottenham.
The midfielder has the misfortune of having to handle the weight of expectation of matching two fantastic players.
Meanwhile the club, especially Nuno Espirito Santo, need to ensure he meets the expectation.
It will make for fantastic viewing during the player’s time in the Premier League. Will he live up to the massive billing? Or will he prove another Tottenham flop?