Oympique Marseille centre-back Boubacar Kamara has named Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar as his toughest opponent and aims to emulate Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
The French-born Mauritanian has become a key member of the squad since breaking into the first team in 2017, having joined the youth team in 2005.
The 20-year old has featured in 57 league games since his promotion to the senior team, including 24 in this campaign where he has capped his impressive defensive performances with one goal and two assists.
The youngster is hoping to follow in the foot steps of Senegal international Koulibaly and Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk, who play in the same position as him.
“At the moment I like Kalidou Koulibaly and Virgil van Dijk very much,” Kamara told Ligue 1 website.
“They are the two benchmarks in my position, tough players, difficult to pass, with a good long game and plenty of character.”
Having played against many top players in Ligue 1, Kamara has picked PSG and Brazilian star Neymar as the most difficult player he has faced.
“It’s Neymar. He’s a world-class player, unpredictable, and therefore very hard to mark,” he added.
The defender will hope to continue with his fine defensive form when football activities resume globally and in France, having been suspended due to coronavirus outbreak.