Alvaro Morata has named the three toughest defenders he’s come up against in his career so far – and there’s a place for Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.
The Spaniard’s playing days so far have taken him from Spain, to Italy, to England and back to his homeland again.
But there are few who have made such an impression on the Atletico Madrid striker as last year’s PFA Player of the Season.
Juventus veteran Giorgio Chiellini and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos also make the cut.
‘Chiellini, I don’t know if he does it on purpose, but when he meets me, he always destroys me,’ Morata told AS.
‘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.