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Nigeria Legend Names Toughest Opponents, Picks Messi Over Ronaldo

Nigeria legend Joseph Yobo, who is one of only two players to have won more than 100 caps for the Super Eagles, has named his toughest opponents, with Lionel Messi starring alongside one of Africa's all-time greats.

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Yobo, who turned out for the likes of Marseille, Everton and Fenerbahce during his career, was speaking in a Facebook Live interview with ESPN journalist Colin Udoh when he revealed his toughest opponents.

"I would have said Robbie Keane, the former Tottenham player, he was clever, but it has to be Messi," he said.
"I am the kind of person that I like to see you because I can mark you and put you in my pocket. But sometimes, because of the way these strikers move and their size, they come from everywhere, sometimes they are missing in the game and the next thing they pop up and mess you around.

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"Messi I would say because the few times we played against him he made the difference and I was unable to get hold of him. We already knew that he was going to be the problem, we knew that if we took him out we have a better chance.

"Ronaldo, because of his physique and his size, he plays as a number 9, it was easier for me to mark him, but when I played against him he was more of a wide player."
The 39-year-old also named his toughest African opponent, with Ivory Coast and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba getting the nod.
"For African striker, I would say Didier Drogba," Yobo continued.
"He had presence, he can head the ball and for some reason he ends up scoring important goals when it matters in my time with Everton. He cost me the chance of winning the FA Cup (in) 2009, we were leading and the next thing he comes up on the big occasion. He's done my team some damage."
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