Juventus captain and legendary centre back Giorgio Chiellini has revealed the three most difficult opponents he has had to face in his career.
The veteran Italian has seen many a battle and is currently recovering from an injury. He caught up with some free time and revealed who are the three most tough players he has faced.
“Toughest opponent? Apart from Ronaldo and Messi, who are two extra-terrestrials, I always say Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
“He had physical strength, technique, personality… I had the fortune to play with him and against him.
“Growing up? I was a Milan fan, unfortunately, then I got better. I became smarter growing up. Maldini was my favourite player.
“I have a twin brother, he was a Juve fan and I had to go against him and be Milan. Can you imagine how happy he was when Juve bought me when I was 20 years old?
“When I moved here I immediately fell in love with the club, and now I think it’s difficult to find a bigger Juve fan on this earth than me.
“Defending? You must find pleasure in stopping a move. The emotions that others find in scoring, you have to feel the same in stopping them.
“If you find those emotions, you can become a great defender.
“Unforgettable games? My first match because it will always be my first. It was against Messina and we won 3-0 .
“The other was that night in Trieste [against Cagliari], the first in our run [of Scudetti]. It was a night of strong emotions, which will always stay with me.”
Well we know Messi and Ronaldo are indeed the best of the lot by far but Zlatan has also been included in the list; somethin Ibra ususally does all by himself
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