Wolves winger, Adama Traore is more difficult to defend against than Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Newcastle defender, Jetro Willems.
Jetro faced Ronaldo when he faced Portugal for the Netherlands at Euro 2012 and his most recent EPL game saw him come up against Adama, a game that ended in a draw.
Speaking after the game, he said marking the pacy winger was harder than when he faced Ronaldo because he is so fast and strong.
He added that even with Ronaldo’s skills, he found it less difficult vs the Real Madrid legend.
His words, “I have played against some very good players in my career, but no one quite as fast as Traore,”
“He is unbelievable, definitely a beast. Not only is he incredibly fast, he is so, so strong as well.
“He’s known as the fastest man in football and now I know that is true. I like to think I am quite fast too – at least I did before playing against him! That was something else.
“I have played against Ronaldo, who is fast, but not that fast. Of course, he is so skilful but sometimes that is easier than being up against someone with such incredible pace.”
“I played against Ronaldo in the Euros when Netherlands played Portugal.
“That was tough, but this was as tough an afternoon as I have had even though I thought I did quite well.”