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Nemanja Vidic has disrespected Fernando Torres in an interview and rates Peter Crouch higher

Posted On: 3 Aug 2020   |   Posted By: The Empire of The Kop

Nemanja Vidic has left Fernando Torres out of a list of the four best strikers he ever faced - but did pick two former Liverpool players in Peter Crouch and Luis Suarez - showing that his picks were personal and not because of his club connection.
The Serbian famously struggled against Torres, who used to sprint past him repeatedly - with Vidic getting sent off on two occasions when facing the Spaniard - who undoubtedly had his number.
But instead of Torres, Vidic picked Sergio Aguero and Didier Drogba - choosing not to even mention his former foe.
“My first experience was Peter Crouch. I'd never seen a two-metres tall player before', Vidic told Andy Mitten from The Athletic .
“He played for Liverpool and we played them in a cup game at Anfield. I was thinking ‘Wow, what can I do today with this guy?'
“Then I saw Bellamy next to him, not a great player on the ball but very, very fast. He would run into space, Crouch would jump into the air. I'd never seen football played like this.
“I'd never had a No 9 and...

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