The captain of the England national team, Harry Kane, identified Chelsea legend John Terry as the most formidable defender he has faced in his career.
Kane made this acknowledgment during a rapid-fire question session with ESPN in anticipation of England’s Euro 2024 qualifiers against Malta on Friday, followed by an away match against North Macedonia on Monday.
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When asked who the toughest defender he ever faced was, Kane answered, “I faced John Terry early in my career and I thought he was one of the best defenders in the world.
“Really smart, really intelligent,” he added.
Despite retiring from professional football several years ago, John Terry continues to receive accolades from players who once competed against him during his illustrious career.
Recognized as one of the premier defenders of his generation and arguably the greatest captain in the history of the Premier League, Terry spent the majority of his playing days with Chelsea.
Since hanging up his boots, Terry has remained active in football, contributing to various clubs in the background. This includes his involvement with the Blues’ academy and serving as a director for the Saudi Arabian club Al-Shabab.
Meanwhile, Harry Kane has made a significant impact at Bayern Munich since making the move from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.
The striker has showcased his scoring prowess by netting an impressive 17 goals in just 11 Bundesliga matches for Bayern this season.