Peterborough’s Leo Da Silva Lopes: ‘I can’t let it get to my head’

07 January 2017 22:00
The 18-year-old midfielder has already been compared to some of the greats but is taking it all in his stride as he prepares to face Chelsea in the FA CupHow would you react if you were 18 years old and described as the best young prospect since George Best? Or, for a contemporary audience, compared with Dele Alli? If you are Leo Da Silva Lopes, the young Peterborough midfielder attracting attention from all sides, you laugh, a little bashfully. Lopes prefers N’Golo Kanté, though, and he might get a chance to play against the player whose game he wishes to emulate when his Peterborough side face Chelsea on Sunday.“He’s a box-to-box player, like me,” says Lopes, of similar stature to the Frenchman but still growing and bulking up. “I like the way he keeps it simple, short passes, gets forward. I try to do that.” Related: FA Cup third round: match previews Related: Giantkiller or early bath? Test your FA Cup knowledge – quiz Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian