Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva has named Roberto Firmino, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as some of the toughest players he has faced during his career. He recently revealed that Firmino has immense technical quality, and his intelligent movements on the pitch always leave defenders lost.
According to him, Neymar is also on the list because of his class, intelligence and magic, plus his ability to create anything out of nowhere.
He added that Zlatan Ibrahimovic had to also make the list because he has inspired him and several other kids to believe in their dreams and make them come true.
His words, “Firmino, he has incredible technical quality. He is very intelligent in his movements [on the pitch] that leaves defenders a bit lost.”
“Neymar because of his class, intelligence and magic. He is a player that impresses me with his technical quality and his ability to create out of nowhere.”
“Romario because of his intelligence in the box. He’s the best I’ve seen in the box.”
“Adriano, like Drogba, he’s an incredible physical force with an unbelievable powerful left-foot penalty shot.”
“Angel] Di Maria because of his technical quality and his incredible left foot.”
“[Kylian] Mbappe because of his speed and also his technical quality.”
“I’m going to say Ibrahimovic because he is a guy that inspired me and I think he has inspired many kids to inspire what they are doing.”
“He was a black belt (in MMA) before he became a footballer and then after he found himself in football. He’s a guy that I admire a lot. I had the chance to play with and against him.”
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