Our buccaneering no.23 has earned rave reviews for his performances at the tournament – he has three assists so far – and was today praised by Brazil legend Roberto Carlos, who is a big fan of our man.
Shaw has reacted to those quotes in an interview with Lions’ Den presenter Josh Denzel, before boarding the Three Lions’ coach from St. George’s Park on Tuesday afternoon. Read the full Q&A here…
How good does it make you feel to have two sensational games on the bounce?
“Yeah, it has been brilliant really, especially after the group stages it has gone so quick. Before the Germany game we had six days and then after that they said it would go quicker, and it has gone so quick! It is game by game. You have just got to get the game done with and forget about it. As much as we want to enjoy it, there is another massive and important game coming so we kind of just refocus and go again.”
I know you laugh off the Shawberto Carlos nickname, or Roberto Shaw, but the man himself has praised you today. How nice does it feel to have him saying he’s a fan?
“To be fair I hadn’t seen any of that, it’s the first time I have heard of it. Obviously, it is so nice to hear things from one of the best left-backs ever and, of course, after the game when I saw he had followed me and commented, I couldn’t believe it to be honest. It was a weird feeling, but I take massive respect from it and it’s really nice to hear those words from somebody like that.”