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Arsenal central defender Gabriel and Tottenham Hotspur right-back Emerson Royal have praised Leeds United winger Raphinha on Instagram.

Gabriel and Emerson are Brazil international teammates with Raphinha.

Both the defenders are happy to see the Leeds winger flourish for Brazil over the international break.

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Raphinha made his debut for Brazil over the international break and was absolutely superb.

The 24-year-old scored twice for Brazil in their 4-1 win against Uruguay this week.

The winger – who cost Leeds £17 million in transfer fees in the summer of 2020, according to The Athletic – made his debut for Brazil against Venezuela as a substitute.

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The Leeds no. 10 provided two assists and was involved in the third goal, as Brazil won 3-1.

Raphinha has taken to Instagram to revel in his success with Brazil, and his compatriots Gabriel and Emerson have responded to his message, as you can see below.

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Arsenal centre-back Gabriel wrote: “Too much phenomenon! Happy for you brother just the beginning.”

Tottenham right-back Emerson wrote: “You are a phenomenon.”

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Raphinha has been superb for Leeds since he moved from Rennes in the summer of 2020.

The winger scores goals, creates chances for his teammates and works hard for the team.

We are not surprised at all to see the praise that the Leeds star is getting at the moment.

He deserves it.

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