Finidi George: Carlos names former Super Eagles star among his toughest opponents

Finidi George: Carlos names former Super Eagles star among his toughest opponents

- Finidi George has been recognized by Roberto Carlos as one of his toughest opponents

- The pair met a couple of time while plying their trade for Real Madrid and Real Betis respectively

- Carlos won three Champions League and four La Liga titles during his spell with Los Blancos

Finidi George is among the toughest opponents Roberto Carlos has faced in his career, the Real Madrid legend claims.

The Brazilian left-back has clashed a couple of times in La Liga when Finidi was plying his trade for Real Betis.

Both players were at the peak of the careers with Carlos winning the best defender three times while Finidi won the best right-winger at one point in his career.

Speaking a live Instagram chat with FIFA, the former Inter Milan, and Fenerbache player mentioned Finidi, Eto'o and Luis Figo as his toughest opponents.

“I had several, like Eto’o, Finidi, and Joaquín,” the Brazilian defender told FIFA Instagram Live via Mucho Deporte.

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Finidi and Carlos were close to joining Los Blancos in 2004 but the former Nigerian international turned the offer to play at the Santiago Bernabeu to join Betis.

On the other hand, the Brazilian moved to the Spanish capital and won four La Liga titles as well as three Champions League honours in 11 seasons with Los Merengues.

Carlos also won two Copa America titles in 1997, and 1999 as well as the 2002 World Cup with the Selecao - the same year he was runner-up in the FIFA Ballon d'Or award.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Victor Osimhen has become a summer target with Premier League giants Chelsea along with his Lille teammate Gabriel Magalhaes.

According to French news media outlet Le10Sport, the Blues have turned their attention to the Nigerian international this month.

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The Super Eagles striker has been on remarkable form in his debut season in Ligue 1 following a summer switch from Belgian side Chaleroi.

The 21-year-old has scored 18 goals in 38 appearances this campaign including a Champions League goal against Chelsea.

Legit.ng also reported that Diego Costa has launched a fresh verbal attack on his former boss at Chelsea Antonio Conte.

The Atletico Madrid striker claims the Inter Milan boss will be sacked within a season if he coached Real Madrid.

Though the Spanish striker insists he does not have anything against the Italian boss but claims Conte always feels insecure wherever he is.

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