Former Juventus and Ghana midfielder Stephen Appiah has named ex-Italy and AC Milan midfielder Genarro Gatusso as the toughest opponent he ever faced.
Stephen Appiah recounted on facing the former Ac Milan man when he was playing for Udinese, Gattuso at then was playing for Salernitana. Appiah revealed Gattuso’s aggressive and rugged nature made him difficult to play.
“The toughest player I faced was Gennaro Gattuso and that was when I played for Udinese. We faced Salernitana, a team from the Southern part of Italy and that was where Gattuso was playing at the time,”
“He was so difficult to play against and he even broke my tooth by the time match came to an end. He just would not allow you to go away with the ball.
“He was really the toughest among the likes of Emerson, Demetrio Albertini and the many others I came up against.”
The duo went on to face each other countless of times, including at the World Cup.