“He has given me trouble” – Luis Suarez names Chelsea player as his toughest opponent

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Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez has named Chelsea defender Thiago Silva as the toughest defender that he’s come up against in his distinguished career.

Suarez was part of the Atletico Madrid team that got beaten 3-0 on aggregate by Chelsea and the Uruguayan striker had a quiet game despite not facing Silva.

“A defender that has given me trouble and that I have faced several times was Thiago Silva,” said Suarez.

“He is an admirable defender who I have always liked.”

Silva joined Chelsea on an initial one-year deal last summer but the Brazilian is keen to stay at Stamford Bridge for another year at least.

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