Fabio Cannavaro has been speaking to FourFourTwo about how Alan Shearer was one of the best forwards that he ever faced.
Cannavaro was the final defender to win the Ballon d’Or, facing some of the best strikers of all time during Serie A’s golden expertise. But more than honest playing against Italy’s best, he held his beget against some of the Premier League’s best players.
When FFT asked the ragged Napoli, Parma, Inter Milan and Juventus critical person about Alan Shearer, he waxed lyrical about facing the all-time Premier League scorer both at club and international level.
“Alan Shearer was an incredible striker and in these days, everyone would play aggressively,” he says. “That possibilities are you’ll play laborious and that possibilities are you’ll be handled laborious – that was common.”
In one Champions League fixture, Shearer elbowed Cannavaro – but now, the Italian says that he does no longer imagine the incident was deliberate.
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“It was no longer a sing in any recognize,” Cannavaro says. “He had nothing against me, and I don’t think he did that on motive – on no yarn. There was mutual recognize, and if he says it was unintended, I fully belief him. I never had the likelihood to focus on it with him, but I am definite he would reiterate what he already said.”
On his first international beginning for Italy, Cannavaro faced Shearer away from home. The defender ended up winning the game but silent reiterates that the Newcastle United striker was one of his toughest opponents ever.
“In 1997 we came away from Wembley with a win and I had an incredible game that day, in my first match as a starter for the Azzurri,” he says. “He was a top player at his peak – one of the best strikers I ever faced.
“Stats don’t lie and his communicate a determined language.”
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