Chiellini, Ramos, Van Dijk- these are the three toughest defenders to be facing off of, says Alvaro Morata.
Morata has come up against some of Europe’s toughest defenders along the way in this journey.
He had a few years up and down, breaking out at Juventus, winning the Champions League with Real Madrid in a supporting role, then heading to Chelsea where he struggled. Now, he play in Atletico.
Interestingly, Morata got a bad reputation in his time in England for shirking from the battles against tough central defenders. Despite his top-quality heading skills, defenders do get him the better of him physically all too often.
In quotes picked up by AS, he discussed some of the very best he’s faced with: “Chiellini, I don’t know if he’s doing it intentionally, but when he meets me, he’s always destroying me,” Morata said with a laugh.
“Sergio Ramos is also a tough defender, while when you go against Virgil Van Dijk it seems like you hit a mountain,” the forward said.