Yobo names toughest opponents he ever faced



Ex- Nigeria ace, Joseph Yobo, has revealed some of the toughest players he has ever faced during his career.

He has mentioned Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Didier Drogba in an interview with the ESPN.

Three times Yobo faced an Argentina team with Messi and on each occasion the South Americans were victorious.

“I would have said Robbie Keane the former Tottenham player, he was clever but it has to be Messi.

“I am the kind of person that I like to see you because I can mark you and put you in my pocket. But sometimes because of the way these strikers move and their size they come from everywhere, sometimes they are missing in the game and the next thing they pop up and mess you around.

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“Messi I would say because the few times we played against him he made the difference and I was unable to get hold of him.

“We already knew that he was going to be the problem, we knew that if we took him out we had a better chance.

“Ronaldo because of his physique and his size, he plays as a number 9, it was easier for me to mark him but when I played against him he was more of a wide player,” Yobo said.

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When asked to reveals his toughest African opponent, Yobo replied: “For African striker I would say Didier Drogba, he had presence, he can head the ball and for some reason he ends up scoring important goals when it matters in my time with Everton.”


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