The Xeneize star was flattered by comparisons made between the two on landing in Rio, and also heaped praise on current Selecao stars Maicon and Dani AlvesBoca Juniors full-back Clemente Rodriguez laughed off shouts of 'Roberto Carlos' from Brazilian fans on landing in Rio de Janeiro ahead of a Copa Libertadores clash with Fluminense.
The Argentine team are in Brazil preparing for Wednesday's meeting with the Tricolor, with Fluminense already qualified and Boca the other favourites to make the last-16 from Group 4. Walking through the Carioca city, Clemente was left laughing when a young fan shouted the name of the World Cup winning full-back in his direction.
Speaking to Ole from the team base, the 30-year-old ex-Estudiantes man was flattered with the comparison, but confessed that he had little in common with Carlos and other legendary Brazilian laterales from other ages.
"The only thing I have similar to the Brazilian full-backs is my colour," the Argentina international joked in Wednesday's interview.
"I can't say anything, someone will probably comment that I have things in common with them but I can't do that. I am doing well at Boca, I am happy to be here and I am having a great time."
Asked which players he admired, Clemente highlighted two current Europe-based stars.
"I really like Maicon and Dani Alves, the Brazilians. Maicon is the complete package, he has power, he defends well, he surprises you and he hits hard. He is a great player," he explained.
Clemente won the Copa Libertadores with Estudiantes in 2009.