Wayne Bridge has admitted that former Tottenham Hotspur winger Aaron Lennon was a great player during his time and also added that the former pacy winger was one of the toughest opponents he ever faced in his career. Lennon played for Tottenham for nine and a half seasons after initially signing from Leeds United in the summer transfer window of 2005.
Unfortunately, however, he never became the same player he was at Tottenham after leaving the White Hart Lane. He left Spurs and tried out different stints at both Everton and Burnley following his Tottenham exit in 2015.
And Bridge, while speaking on SkySports, has now claimed that 33-year-old Lennon was the attacker that brought the most threats to him as a winger including the rest of the League’s best at the time. He also said Lennon was joined by Sean Wright-Phillips as two of the deadliest and most electric attackers he played against and that he still remembers how much difficulty he faced trying to contain them both when he faced them.
He said it was difficult to contain them because it was not an easy job to guess their next movement or where they would take the ball to the next. Lennon now plays for Turkish Super Lig side Kayserispor and is no longer remembered as a great Premier League player but perhaps the case would have been different if he switched to an attacking full-back role instead of facing such a sad decline.