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10th Feb 2017

We’re not sure Robert Snodgrass understood this ‘toughest defender’ question



Robert Snodgrass is still settling into life at new club West Ham.

Having made the move down to London from Hull in the January window, the Scottish midfielder will attempt to fill the void left by Dimitri Payet, who was sent packing back to Marseille a couple of weeks back.

With Hammers fans keen to find out a bit more about their new signing, the club’s official social media account encouraged followers to tweet in questions for Snodgrass on Thursday. With a list of some of the better questions to hand, the 29-year-old set about answering them in the video below.

The very first question put to him was to name the toughest defender he’d ever faced. A classic.

But Snodgrass’ answer might come as a bit of a surprise.

“Gaël Clichy is quite tough,” Snodgrass said. “I think he’s quite tough, especially when Man City are in full flow.”

Without being too tough on Gaël, we simply don’t accept that he’s the most difficult defender to face in the league. Technically, yes, he is a defender, but somewhat tellingly, Snodgrass appears to be judging Clichy when playing his part in an attacking sense.

We’ll just about let him off.