July 16, 2024

EPL: Ronaldo wasn’t his best when we played – Wayne Bridge names his toughest

Former Chelsea and Manchester City full-back Wayne Bridge has said he did not find life difficult playing against Cristiano Ronaldo.

While he coped with the Portuguese, the Englishman said he suffered against Aaron Lennon and Shaun Wright-Phillips.

Bridge said Ronaldo was not at his best when the two faced off.

“Personally, Aaron Lennon and Shaun Wright-Phillips [were my toughest opponents],” he told talkSPORT.

“They were so quick. Quick off the mark. Such tough games. Where they are so quick over five yards and you give them a kick and they just bounce off of the floor.

“Aaron Lennon was a great player for Tottenham,” he said.

“Whether it was his end product or he didn’t get enough goals, maybe some people don’t think he was. I played against Cristiano Ronaldo but I wouldn’t say he was at his best.

He was a winger, he was tricky, you always had to stay switched on. But I always did alright against him. He can make you look stupid maybe with a nutmeg or too many stepovers and you can fall over,” Bridge added.

The former England defender played against Cristiano Ronaldo eight times in his career and managed to win thrice while losing twice.

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