Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld thinks that Chelsea’s Diego Costa is the toughest opponent he has faced in his career.
“Was Costa the toughest forward I marked? Yes, he’s a winner,” Alderweireld told the Evening Standard. “He is talented, strong, clinical in front of goal and he has a good technique. He is one of the best in the world.”
“I was at Ajax as a young kid and then I went to Atletico, playing with the big boys. It helps so much to train with people like Costa. There were big players in that squad. We won LaLiga and we reached the Champions League final.”
“It was a huge help to my performance. There are similarities between that Atletico squad and the group we have now at Tottenham, especially in terms of the spirit.”