Saturday, October 1, 2022

Micheal Owen Crowns Van Dirk greatest defender of all time


Soccer pundits aren’t new to planting controversial subjects and comparisons with their feedback. Former Liverpool star Micheal Owen has sensationally topped Dutchman Virgil Van Dirk because the greatest defender of all time.

Owen made his stand recognized whereas BT Sport’s pundits had been discussing forward of Tuesday’s Champions League conflict towards Villarreal, with Rio Ferdinand saying Van Dijk ‘is the very best centre-back on the planet proper now, straightforward’.

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen took Ferdinand’s commen additional when he mentioned: ‘Nicely I’d go additional. I feel he’s the very best centre-half of all time.’

When probed on what makes Van Dirk higher than Ferdinand and others, Owen continued: ‘He most likely scored a couple of extra targets, not a lot, however we’re speaking concerning the greatest right here.

‘As I’ve mentioned, Rio was the very best centre-half I ever performed with. However with Van Dijk, as a centre-forward I take a look at him and suppose: what do you do towards him?

‘He’s larger than everybody, he’s sooner than everybody, he’s stronger than everybody, he’s good on the ball, he scores targets. I’ve by no means seen something prefer it.

‘The one factor that goes towards Van Dijk for the time being – and I stress, for the time being – is his winners’ medals. He’s solely received one Premier League and one Champions League.

‘Folks like Rio and [Paolo] Maldini and [Franco] Baresi and other people like that who you may take into account the greatest, they’ve all acquired quite a few. In order that’s the one factor that goes towards him.

‘However as a one off, I take a look at him and suppose: how are you going to get any higher than that?’

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