Gabriel Martinelli has had restricted enjoying time within the FIFA World Cup, however Chelsea legend Joe Cole believes the Arsenal attacker will star for Brazil within the years to return.
Martinelli has been integral to Arsenal’s Premier League title push to date this season. He has scored 5 targets and offered two assists in 14 top-flight appearances for the Gunners, who sit atop the desk.
The attacker’s performances for the north London giants noticed him earn a spot in Brazil’s squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Nonetheless, he has had simply 93 minutes of enjoying time throughout three matches in Qatar to date.
Martinelli, although, will likely be an necessary a part of Brazil’s squad for the upcoming World Cups, in response to Cole. The Chelsea nice, who’s an admirer of the Arsenal attacker’s character, believes the participant doesn’t get fazed by massive events. He stated on ITV [via HITC]:
“I completely love him [Martinelli]. I believe we’re going to see him for a lot of, many World Cups fo Brazil. The principle factor for me is I like his character. He received’t be overawed, he received’t be nervous, he’ll go on the market and play.”
Cole’s feedback on Martinelli got here simply earlier than the participant made his first begin for Brazil on the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Friday (3 December). The 21-year-old was one of many standout gamers for Selecao as they succumbed to a 1-0 loss to Cameroon.
The end result didn’t quantity to something for both facet as Brazil progressed into the Spherical of 16 as group winners, whereas Cameroon crashed out. It now stays to be seen if Martinelli can assist his facet to glory in Qatar.
Arsenal have a 16-point lead over Chelsea within the league
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will draw to an in depth in Qatar halfway via December, with the ultimate scheduled to happen on the 18th. Consideration will then rapidly flip towards membership soccer, which has been paused for the match.
Arsenal will likely be decided to navigate the second half of the season as they’ve achieved to date. They’re presently positioned on the prime of the desk with 37 factors, having received 12, drawn one, and misplaced one among their 14 video games.
The Gunners boast a five-point lead over defending champions Manchester Metropolis, who sit second within the desk. Martinelli’s facet are additionally 16 factors forward of Cole’s earlier employers, Chelsea.