“He was really tough” – Kyle Walker reveals the toughest opponent he has ever faced is 32-year-old Ex-Chelsea star

“He was really tough” – Kyle Walker reveals the toughest opponent he has ever faced is 32-year-old Ex-Chelsea star

Kyle Walker, a Manchester City defender, has dubbed Eden Hazard one of the best players he has ever faced in his career.

The England player told BBC Sport’s TikTok that while he was playing for London rivals Tottenham, the former Chelsea man made life difficult for him.

Hazard has frequently served as a yardstick for players who have moved to Stamford Bridge in recent years.

January inclusion Because of how difficult it is to get the ball off Joao Felix in his short time in West London, he has earned many comparisons to the Belgian.

Noni Madueke, meanwhile, has mentioned the 32-year-old as an influence because of his time with the Blues.

"He was really tough" - Kyle Walker reveals the toughest opponent he has ever faced is 32-year-old Ex-Chelsea star
“He was really tough” – Kyle Walker reveals the toughest opponent he has ever faced is 32-year-old Ex-Chelsea star

It’s fair to say that things haven’t gone as planned for Hazard since joining Real Madrid in 2019.

He currently rarely plays for the European Champions, and his international career with Belgium ended with a group-stage exit at the World Cup in Qatar.

It’s easy to forget how brilliant he was at Chelsea, but Walker has reminded everyone of his skills by selecting him as one of his three hardest opponents.

He said: “First of all I would say, Eden Hazard. We’ve had some good battles at Tottenham. You know, Tottenham v Chelsea.

“He was really tough to mark and sometimes I got the better of him, but he sometimes got the better of me.”

Walker’s situation does not appear to be promising at the moment.

With Pep Guardiola recently stating that he would struggle to fit into his new City system, it may be time to consider a change at the club level.

With Chelsea’s Reece James set to replace him for England, the former Tottenham Hotspur player’s prospects are not as bright as they once were.

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“He was really tough” – Kyle Walker reveals the toughest opponent he has ever faced is 32-year-old Ex-Chelsea star