I hardly talk about opposing players – AC Milan star admits Chelsea player is the toughest he has faced

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AC Milan star Rafael Leao has hailed Chelsea right-back Reece James following the Champions League game on Wednesday night.

Leao is known for his pace and threatening runs, but was constantly nullified by the Chelsea defender.

Leao however had one fine moment where he squeezed past James and Trevoh Chalobah, but Kepa made a fine save to stop the move.

Speaking after the game, the AC Milan forward hailed Reece James as the toughest player he has come up against.

“James is a good player, he was all over me and everywhere at the same time, he timed his runs very fine,” Leao told somtosport.com.

“I hardly talk about opposing players but this guy is actually the toughest I have faced I think. He scored a goal too against us and that’s something you don’t get from every defender.”