Manchester City Defender Fernandinho Names Messi, Ronaldo And Neymar As Toughest Opponents

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Manchester City defender Fernandinho said that Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar and Kylian are the most difficult players he has ever encountered and also said they cause a lot of problems to defenders.

Since arriving in England, the Brazilian has won three Premier League titles and go through some difficult battle against the world best strikers.

“The most difficult players I’ve faced are Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe – all of them are so good and they cause a lot of problems to defenders,” Goal.com quoted Fernandinho as saying.

He also mentioned that Diego Costa is one of the most difficult guy he has ever faced. “But for me, one of the most difficult guys I’ve faced was Diego Costa when he was with Chelsea. He was in good shape. I hope I can face them again,” the defender said.

The 34- year old has admitted that he has spent majority of this season at the center of defense and should adapt to this situation.

“Pep Guardiola came to me and talked to me about moving into this position – I have played there a few games before. During this season we have had so many problems with injuries and then he moved me to play as a centre back,” Fernandinho said.

“For me it was okay because the way we play most of the time I get the ball and most of the games we have the highest possession of the ball, and for me it was no problem,” he added.

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