SKRTEL NAMED AS TOUGHEST OPPONENT
Burnley striker Chris Wood has revealed that former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is the toughest opponent he has faced in his career. New Zealand international Wood stated that Martin Skrtelis his most difficult opponent in a chat with the Premier League YouTube channel.
Wood has faced a lot of quality defenders during his time in the Premier League, most of which he has spent at Burnley. The New Zealander has faced the likes of Portuguese star Ruben Dias, Dutchman Virgil Van Dijk and Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany but he's certain that Martin Skrtel has given him the most tough time. According to him, retired Slovakian international Skrtelwas a nightmare to play against.
Burnley striker Wood said that Skrtelwon't give you peace for a minute before adding that the centre back was pushing you and pinching you without letting you settle. The striker went on to say that he was too young to do his own back to Skrtel at the time. Wood disclosed that things would definitely be better if he comes up against the 37-year-old now. He stated that facing Skrtel was a good learning curve for him.
Wood has struggled for form at Burnley this season as the Clarets battle to avoid the drop this season. Burnley has spent virtually the whole season in the Premier League bottom three though things have looked up for them in recent weeks. The Clarets have won one league game all season and that was the 3-1 home win over newly promoted team Brentford. They are presently two points off Watford in the last safe position on the Premier League log. Burnley are third from bottom and they have games in hand over Watford.
In the last few days, Burnleystriker Wood has been linked with a move to fellow strugglers Newcastle United.