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Lenglet explains what it's like to face Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar

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Lenglet explains what it's like to face Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar

Lenglet explains what it's like to face Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar

John Walton

EMPICS Sport / Cordon Press

In L'Equipe, Lenglet says the Real Madrid attack is a beast and the Argentine is "almost impossible to stop" in a one-on-one and also has his say on Neymar.

France and Sevilla central defender, Clément Lenglet, is one of the surprises of the season but says he has still not come to terms with how to defend against Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, players that formed part of his youth.

"When Messi is thrown into a one-on-one, it's almost impossible to stop him," he says in an interview with L'Equipe.

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Lenglet also doesn't hold back on praise for Cristiano Ronaldo either. "Ronaldo's play has evolved. He is a beast on the field. If I advance, he retreats. If I got to the right, he goes to the left. He is always going against the currant," says the 22-year-old.

The Brazilian, Neymar, is another one who Lenglet references and says that it might be his nationality that makes him great. "He has the ability to raise the masses. It is his Brazilian side," he says. "He can drive his opponent crazy."

Lenglet, who continues to impress in Spain, says he is in no hurry to be called up by the France national side. He says it is a dream "but not an obsession," but will surely get the call if his excellent form with Sevilla continues.

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