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‘Really tough’: Mohamed Salah says defender who left Chelsea in the summer is one of his hardest PL opponents.



Mohamed Salah describes a defender who departed Chelsea in the summer as “absolutely formidable” and “one of his most difficult Premier League opponents.”Mohamed Salah, who currently plays for Liverpool, has lavished former Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta with praise.


Cesar Azpilicueta was a Chelsea player for eleven fruitful seasons before departing the club in the summer of the current season.



Observing the 34-year-old veteran’s solid start at Atletico Madrid has been tremendous. Thus far this season, the versatile defender has appeared in eleven games across all competitions, two of which have taken place in the Champions League.


Away from the center, he played as a left-back, right-back, and right-back during his tenure in England. Additionally, he was unquestionably one of the Premier League’s finest defenders for a time.Mohamed Salah, age 31, is widely regarded as one of the finest attackers in Premier League history. Azpilicueta should therefore be extremely ecstatic about the fact that the right wide for Liverpool has identified him as his most formidable opponent at left back.


Salah responded to the question of which Premier League left-back he had ever confronted with the following response: “Azpilicueta was formidable. “I am aware that he ultimately played right back, but Azpilicueta was quite formidable.”

Additionally, Salah addressed an additional former Chelsea defender: “My God, I used to play with Ashley Cole. His interpretation of the game was astounding… His intellect is exceptionally high. Certainly not the tallest. “Having read the game, he is extremely formidable.”Cesar Azpilicueta is not sufficiently regarded.

We are uncertain as to whether neutral football fans give Azpilicueta the recognition he merits for the long and successful career he has led. However, the perspective of a Chelsea supporter who has witnessed his tremendous consistency for more than a decade is entirely different.


Specifically, he excelled as a one-on-one defender during Jose Mourinho’s second stint as Chelsea assistant manager.


Gianfranco Zola conveyed surprise to The Times last month regarding the club’s decision to allow players like Azpilicueta to depart prior to the start of this season. Undoubtedly, Mauricio Pochettino has been entrusted with a squad that is deficient in significant experience.


It appeared that he ended his Blues career just in time, given the rapid pace of the league.