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Frank Lampard snubs Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo when asked to name his toughest opponent

Arjun Singh Devgan
Frank Lampard named Andres Iniesta as his toughest ever opponent
Frank Lampard named Andres Iniesta as his toughest ever opponent / Michael Regan/GettyImages

Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard has snubbed footballing icons, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when it comes to naming the toughest opponent he has faced during his illustrious career - instead going on to name a Spanish legend.

Lampard who can lay claim to being Chelsea's greatest ever player was an icon for the club, winning three Premier League titles, four FA Cup's and the Champions League trophy with them, with the former England midfielder naming Spanish legend, Andres Iniesta as the best player he has come across.

"Iniesta. "He could go either way. Not many midfield players who play in that central area wanted to take you on too much, they wanted to pass so they could run. I've played great players, Stevie G [Gerrard], physically brilliant, but some of the time that he'd [Iniesta] open up and he could take you either way meant that you couldn't get near him," he told Gary Neville on the Overlap.

"Him and Xavi when they played in that [Barcelona] team were something, something else."

Iniesta, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders in the history of the sport, got the better of Lampard when they faced each other on the pitch, clashing 13 times for both club and country - coming out on top on nine of those 13 occasions.