Gerard Pique has faced the world’s best strikers during his time at Manchester United and Barcelona.
And now, the defender has revealed which one have tested him the most.
In an interview with Unscriptd, the 29-year-old was asked to name his toughest opponents and, as you might expect, he named three seriously prolific shooters. Check the video out below to find out who he named.
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The Barcelona star is aiming to win back-to-back trebles, and he is nearly two-thirds of the way to achieving that goal already.
Luis Enrique’s team have a nine-point atop La Liga and will play Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final in May. The remaining competition, and the toughest of the lot, is the Champions League. Barca face Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals with Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain still remaining in the tournament.
Check out the video
“One of them is Drogba. He’s one of the best strikers I’ve seen because he had everything. Pace, he was really strong, he was good in the air, he knew how to dribble with both legs. He was amazing.
“The other one was Cristiano Ronaldo. I think obviously because I had to face him a lot of times and he’s one of the best players in the history of this sport because he’s really complete and he knows how to score and he knows how to assist, he can shoot free-kicks, penalty kicks. He can do everything.
“Obviously I’m not saying Neymar, Messi, Luis Suarez - the ones that I have to play against in every training because you cannot see our battles.
“Lewandowski is another player. He is tall, he can use both legs, he is good in the air. It is really tough when you have to mark these kind of players that can do everything because you don’t expect, ‘oh he will always do this’. No, no. They can change and it’s really difficult for the defender when you don’t know what they will do.
“So I will choose Drogba, Cristiano and Lewandowski.”
Pique has won it all
If any proof was needed that Pique has played at the highest levels, it’s by that.
The former Manchester United man has played in a Word Cup final and Champions League finals. He truly has seen it all.
And few players have as decorated a trophy cabinet as the Spaniard. His list of achievements reads: Premier League winner; five La Liga titles; four Champions Leagues; three Copa del Rey cups; World Cup and European Championship winner.
Pique, we bow to you.