My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Aston Villa's Sherwood hails 'Cafu-like' Bacuna

Leandro Bacuna was compared to Brazilian legend Cafu by his Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood.

The Dutch winger, 23, was deployed at right-back as Villa hammered Sunderland 4-0 at the Stadium of Light of Saturday to continue their renaissance under Sherwood.

In the wake of Bacuna's performance, Sherwood was admiring of the former FC Groningen man who stepped into the full-back role with aplomb.

"Leandro Bacuna, who's a right sided attacking player was playing at right-back and he looked like Cafu against Sunderland," Sherwood told talkSPORT's 'Call Collymore'.

"I'm delighted with him.

"We are thin on the ground defensively but the boys who have come in have done brilliantly."

 For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball

Andrew Slevison
About the author

Andrew Slevison

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?