I never faced tougher opponents than Gerrard and Scholes – Essien

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Midfield maestro, Micheal Essien has disclosed that his toughest opponents his career are Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard and Manchester United great, Paul Scoles.

The former Chelsea midfielder noted that the two proved to be tough because of their ability to boss the midfield and good handling of the ball.

Most players have chosen one of the two world-acclaimed best players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to be their toughest opponents.

Despite playing against Messi during his short loan spell at Real Madrid, Essien doesn’t quite consider him the toughest opponent.

Micheal Essien, who was part of the squad that established Chelsea as a ‘big team’ in England winning trophies season after season and dominating the league at some point admitted that though he has played against some great footballers, these two stands tall.

Asked who his toughest opponents were during his career, the former Ghana International said, “It’s between Steven Gerard and Paul Scholes. Those two players were quite tough to play against.”

“They were not only good on the ball but they could tackle really hard. They were really tough but the Premier League was much more tough compared to now.

“Every team you come up against was difficult so you have to try to be tougher,” he said during an Instagram live.

Micheal Essien played 256 competitive games for Chelsea, scoring 25 goals and providing 18 assists.

Among his famous goals are those against Arsenal and Barcelona in 2009 Champions League Semi-Final.

He went on to win the Champions League with the Blues in 2009, one of 9 trophies he lifted with the London club.

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