Arsenal new boy Santi Cazorla has revealed that Zinedine Zidane is the best player he has faced during his career.
The 27-year old former Malaga star has played against the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the Spanish Primera Division but suggests that Real Madrid great Zidane is the best he has seen on the same pitch.
“During your life you always have different players that you like. When I was a child, because my dad liked the ‘Dream Team’, I liked Michael Laudrup,” Cazorla told the Official Arsenal Magazine.
“But I have always said the best player I have played against, and the most elegant player, was Zinedine Zidane. There’s [Lionel] Messi and [Cristiano] Ronaldo, but I still think being lucky enough to play against Zidane, and see him play, was amazing. He is still the best.
“He had it all as a player. He was elegant, he had quality, he was strong and he was tall. He looked like he was going to be clumsy because of his height but then you realised he was so skilful and gifted with the ball.
“I really enjoyed watching him play, it was a pleasure. I would highlight everything about him, because he had everything to be the best player.”