Dida Best Goalkeeper In World – Dunga

Brazil national team boss Dunga has surprisingly declared that the much-maligned Milan shot-stopper Nelson Dida is the best goalkeeper in the world.
Dida’s 2007/08 season with the Rossoneri was nothing short of disastrous, with a whole host of errors which led to him losing his first team place to Zeljko Kalac in January.

The Italian press firmly believes that Dida will be sold this summer, however the 34-year-old has received words of support from Selecao coach Dunga.

“Nelson is a champion and, if he is well, is still the number one goalkeeper in the world,” Dunga told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

“He was affected only by some physical problems.”

Dunga, who played in Italy for six years with Pisa, Fiorentina and Pescara, also praised another Brazilian who has had his fair share of problems recently – Inter’s Adriano.

"Adriano has changed, and can now return to Italy and become the next Capocannoniere,” the 1994 World Cup-winning captain concluded.

Adriano spent the second half of last season on loan at Brazilian giants Sao Paulo, and appeared to find his feet again, following two miserable years on-and-off the pitch.

Anthony Sormani