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Brazil full-back Filipe Luis says it’d be easier to play in the World Cup with Spain

The 28-year-old has represented Brazil on four occasions
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In a recent interview with ESPN Radio, the Atletico Madrid defender stated that he feels it’d be easier to play in the World Cup with Spain than with Brazil because there is so much competition.

Filipe Luis doesn’t regret choosing to play for Brazil despite the challenges he faces in getting into the national squad.

“Yes it’d be easier.  Here in Spain, we have today Jordi Alba, from Barcelona; (Nacho) Monreal, from Arsenal and Alberto Moreno from Sevilla.  On the right; Azpilicueta, Arbeloa and Juanfran,” said the 28-year-old.

“In Brazil, on the other hand, we can easily name 10 left-backs and 10 right-backs off the top of our heads.”

Brazil’s options include Dani Alves (Barcelona), Maicon (Roma) and Rafinha (Bayern) on the right while Marcelo (Real Madrid), Maxwell (PSG), himself and Adriano (Barcelona) provide options on the left.

“Marcelo, for me, is the best back in the world.  Just by watching him train, I’ve learned a lot.  Maxwell was champion of everything too.  I couldn’t put myself in front of anyone.”

The former Figueirense star has four international caps for Brazil.


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