Inter Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu discussed different topics in a new interview, including the toughest opponent he faced in his career thus far.

The 30-year-old identified former Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar as the hardest player to mark.

“My toughest opponent? I have to say Neymar,” said the Turkiye international in his interview with Gli Autogol via FcInterNews.

On the other hand, he named his compatriot Arda Turan as his strongest teammate ever.

“It’s not easy to choose one. I’ll take all my teammates. But if I have to pick one, I’d say Arda Turan. He was my captain in Turkey when I was a young player.”

Calhanoglu also revealed Marko Arnautovic, Nicolo Barella and Marcus as the biggest ‘troublemakers’ in the group.

“The biggest troublemakers we have in the locker room are Barella, Thuram and Arnautovic. Thanks to them, we always laugh.”

The Regista has been perfect from the spot since joining Inter in 2021. But if he has to step aside, he would choose Arnautovic as his replacement.

“I’d pick, Arnautovic. He’s great at penalties.”

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Gli Autogol are renowned for their light-hearted manners, so they tried to playfully provoke Calhanoglu over his past statements about being the best Regista in the world.

“When will I win the Ballon d’Or? There is no specific date. I didn’t say I’ll win the Ballon d’Or, but I declared that in that period, I felt like the best Regista in the world.

“But I do realize there are other strong players out there.”

Hakan also picked his ideal five-a-side team from the current generation. He picked his Inter teammates Barella and Mkhitaryan in the middle of the park.

“Without pissing anyone off, I’d say Szczesny in goal. As a defender, I’d pick Van Dijk, in midfield Barella and Mkhitaryan and Mbappé in attack.”

Finally, the midfielder was asked to build the perfect Inter player while picking individual attributes from his teammates.

“The perfect Inter player would have Frattesi’s physique, Buchanan’s speed and Mkhitaryan’s technique”.