Former Chelsea star Tony Cascarino has revealed the toughest opponent he came up against in his career was Tottenham Hotspur defender Graham Roberts. The 54-year-old spent two seasons at Stamford Bridge in the early 1990s.

Speaking to FourFourTwo, Cascarino was asked who the hardest player he came up against during his twenty years playing football. The former Republic of Ireland international singled out Roberts as the one which stands out after going up against the defender whilst he was at Tottenham.

Cascarino said Roberts had the build of a pit bull, and remembers one challenge he received off the former England international during a game at Stamford Bridge. Cascarino also revealed he struggled to get the better of Arsenal defenderAndy Linighan when they faced each other.

“Graham Roberts at Tottenham. He was built like a pit bull and nailed me once at Stamford Bridge. A funny one I always struggled against was Arsenal’s Andy Linighan. I hardly ever got a kick playing against him,” said the former Chelsea player.

Roberts spent six seasons at Tottenham Hotspur during a period of success for the North London side. The 57-year-old won the FA Cup twice in his time at White Hart Lane, and was part of the team which landed the UEFA Cup in 1984.