Man at His Best

Cristiano Ronaldo Names His Toughest Ever Opponent: Ashley Cole

​High praise for Cashley from the world's best footballer.

BY Editors | Oct 30, 2016 | Fitness & Health


Soon-to-be (re)crowned world's greatest football player Cristiano Ronaldo has named his toughest ever opponent: and no, it's not his bathroom mirror.

The Real Madrid forward has named none other than former Chelsea and England left-back Ashley Cole as his most formidable on-pitch nemesis.

"Over the years I had some great battles with Ashley Cole—he doesn't give you a second to breathe," said CR7, according to the Metro.

"He was such a tenacious player, quick, tough in the tackle—when he was at his peak. You knew it would never be an easy game."

Cole—whose other notable achievements include cheating on Cheryl Cole, almost driving his car off the road when he was offered only GBP55,000 a week at Arsenal and having no friends at Roma—will no doubt be delighted with the comments from a man who, let's face it, normally has two or three players marking him in every game.


From: Esquire UK