Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has paid tribute to Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets, with the Spain international catching the former’s eye during Saturday night’s UEFA Nations League game at Wembley.
Loftus-Cheek did not come off the bench for England, but Busquets played the full 90 minutes for a Spain team that got off to a winning start under Luis Enrique.
Loftus-Cheek has said that Busquets ‘does not look like a footballer’, but was amazed by the class of the Barcelona midfielder when watching him in a live situation.
“His frame doesn’t look like a frame of a footballer; he is tall and gangly, but he’s so sharp in his mind,” Loftus-Cheek told reporters. “He knows what he wants to do next, his technique – he looks like he has so much time on the ball.
“He takes two touches or one touch and he makes it look so easy. If a fast and strong player had that as well, you could dominate.”
England will look to bounce back from three straight defeats when they host Switzerland in a friendly on Tuesday night.