Aguero admits it he finds it difficult to play against Van Dijk

‘Two steps from him are 50 for me!’: Sergio Aguero admits it he finds it difficult to play against Virgil van Dijk as he labels Liverpool defender ‘one of the best centre-backs in the world’

  • Sergio Aguero has heaped praise on Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk
  • Aguero says Van Dijk knows how to make the most of his physical advantages
  • The Man City striker also says the Dutchman is an incredibly smart defender  

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has heaped praise on Virgil van Dijk, admitting the Liverpool defender’s physical attributes make him extremely tough to play against.

Van Dijk has impressed ever since his £75m move from Southampton in 2018, the Dutchman now regarded by many as the best defender in the world.

The 28-year-old was a key figure as the Reds won the Champions League last season and went on to finish second in the Ballon d’Or voting.

Sergio Aguero (R) has hailed Virgil van Dijk (L) as ‘one of the best centre-backs in the world’

Aguero now knows Van Dijk well with Liverpool and Manchester City having been the two top teams in England over the past few seasons. 

‘We all know Van Dijk is one of the best centre-backs in the world. He’s strong, tall, has an incredible body,’ Aguero told El Chiringuito

‘He’s very strong face to face, he plays with his body. Also, given he is so tall, he has those long legs.

Aguero admits Van Dijk’s physical attributes make him extremely tough to play against

‘It looks like he isn’t fast but he is, because of his long legs – he can reach everywhere. Two steps from him are 50 for me!

‘What I like the most is the way he is so smart when defending. He’s not anxious when marking, he’s very careful and patient. That makes it difficult for many strikers.

‘In my case, I’m pretty fast and I like to dribble, so I need the defender to come. But if he holds he can wait for help from another defender. He’s very good at this.’


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