Footballing Legend Ronaldo Previews Brazil v Columbia

Brazil legend Ronaldo has praised Jose Mourinho's management of his fellow countrymen and urged more Brazilian youngsters to move to the Premier League side to develop their careers.

Chelsea trio Filipe Luis, Oscar and Willian, along with Manchester City and Liverpool midfielders Fernandinho and Philippe Coutinho, made up the strong Premier League contingent in Brazil's recent squad for friendlies with Turkey and Austria.

Oscar and Willian have been particularly instrumental in Chelsea's emphatic start to the season which sees them four points clear at the top of the table.

And Ronaldo, whose goalscoring feats lit up Brazilian, Dutch, Italian and Spanish football, believes English football can continue to enhance the abilities of youngsters in his homeland looking to make an impact in Europe.

"It is definitely the right team for them to be at," Ronaldo said of Willian and Oscar at a Poker Stars event in London.

"Because of the nature of the football here, which is a lot of tackles, a lot of attacking and forward play, it is definitely a good decision for young Brazilians to come to the Premier League.

"Under Mourinho's coaching, they have a lot of potential to do well because of Mourinho's nature."

Oscar, who came in for criticism last season after being accused of 'saving himself' for Brazil's World Cup campaign, has shone under Mourinho this term, scoring three league goals in his nine appearances for the club.

Both he and Willian were part of the Brazil side that succumbed to its most humiliating night in their history when they were thrashed 7-1 by Germany in the World Cup semi-final.

Under new manager Dunga, who is overseeing the Selecao for a second spell, the club have set about restoring some national pride ahead of next summer's Copa America in Chile.

"It's too early to see any changes in the Brazilian team," Ronaldo continued. "It was very difficult and hard to forget about the World Cup and the loss against Germany.

"I know Dunga has a very hard job to bring some confidence to the players."