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Alan Shearer has shared his praise for Tony Adams, claiming that Arsenal legend is the best centre-half he’s ever played against.
It came when Shearer, Micah Richards and Gary Lineker were discussing the best centre-halves to play in the Premier League in the latest Match of the Day: Top 10 podcast.
And Adams was second on the list, after Shearer naming him in first place and Richards in third.
“I would come off with cut eyes, a broken nose and cut lip after a game against him, but always shake hands,” said Shearer.
“Not as good as Ferdinand at spraying the ball around but what a competitor.
“He was the best centre-half I’ve played against I think, in that era in terms of how aggressive you could be as a centre-half.
“He played in that back four that was unbelievable and had a great goalkeeper behind him.
“He was an unbelievable leader, organiser, tackler, he could play as well, he was tough. The best centre-half I’ve ever played against.”