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Roberto Carlos slams Roy Hodgson’s football knowledge and claims he nearly ruined his career 

The legendary Brazilian doesn't have many positive things to say about the former Three Lions boss

It’s probably fair to say that Roy Hodgson’s stock is pretty low at the moment.

The Crystal Palace boss has yet to see his new side pick up any points or even score a goal in the Premier League this season, while the less said about his time as England boss, the better.

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And as if that wasn’t bad enough, everyone’s favourite owl-lookalike has been slammed by the legendary Roberto Carlos in an interview with Planet Football.

The Brazilian played under Hodgson during his sole season with Serie A giants Inter Milan, with the 70-year-old opting to play him as an attacker or midfielder rather than in his heralded left-back position.

Is Carlos the greatest left-back of all-time?

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Is Carlos the greatest left-back of all-time?

Carlos said: “Hodgson’s stay at Inter destroyed me.

“He played me in midfield and I had to consider that there was a chance that this would ruin my career in the national side.

“It’s not that I did not have a good relationship with Hodgson.

“It is just that Hodgson doesn’t know much about football.”

Ouch.

Hodgson was manager of Inter between 1995–1997

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Hodgson was manager of Inter between 1995–1997

The ex-Real Madrid star even blames ol’ Roy for Inter’s UEFA Cup loss against Schalke in 1996.

He said: “When Inter lost in the Uefa Cup final against Schalke in ’96, it was purely because of Hodgson.”

The Brazilian much preferred his time at Real Madrid

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The Brazilian much preferred his time at Real Madrid

However, Carlos had better things to say about the guy Hodgson replaced in the Three Lions dugout.


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He said: “Fabio Capello was different – so different – and when I moved to Madrid I did it because of him.

“He is the most important coach I have had in my life.”