C Milan attacker Rafael Leao admits he was amazed by Chelsea fullback Reece James during last week’s Champions League clash.
James scored in Chelsea’s 3-0 win on the night in London.
Leao told Somtosport: “James is a good player, he was all over me and everywhere at the same time, he timed his runs very fine.
“I hardly talk about opposition 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. We just have to focus and finish in a good position now because the competition was never expected to be easy. We slipped and we won’t let that hold us back, we will work harder for the next games.”