Cristiano Ronaldo Names His Toughest Ever Opponent: Ashley Cole

​High praise for Cashley from the world's best footballer

Soon-to-be (re)crowned world's greatest football player Cristiano Ronaldo has named his toughest ever opponent: and no, it's not his bathroom mirror.

The Real Madrid forward has named none other than former Chelsea and England left-back Ashley Cole as his most formidable on-pitch nemesis.

"Over the years I had some great battles with Ashley Cole – he doesn't give you a second to breathe," said CR7, according to the Metro.

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"He was such a tenacious player, quick, tough in the tackle – when he was at his peak. You knew it would never be an easy game."

Cole – whose other notable achievements include cheating on Cheryl Cole, almost driving his car off the road when he was offered only £55,000 a week at Arsenal and having no friends at Roma - will no doubt be delighted with the comments from a man who, let's face it, normally has two or three players marking him in every game.