Clint Hill reckons he might end up having a bad Sunday against Manchester United - but he would rather suffer than sit on the sidelines.
Radamel Falcao, the world’s most expensive loan signing, alongside £59.7m Angel Di Maria are expected to ask questions of the 35-year-old and his team-mates, but Hill insists the challenge of holding back the costly red tide is another red letter day in his career.
“I played against Luis Suarez a few years ago and he absolutely killed me, but at least I can say I played against him, and there’s not a lot who can say that,” added Hill. “So, from a personal point of view it’s massive for me.
“When you look back at the end of you career, you can say: “Wow! You’ve done well son.”
Hill blinks hard when he thinks back to the YTS lad he was on £60-a-week and a free bus pass facing players on £15million a year, but insists team-mate Rio Ferdinand in defence is one of the lads in the dressing room.
‘Rio’s been normal this week, and I’m sure he’ll get a few butterflies going back to a club where he played, but he’s been in some big games in the past,” added Hill. “He’ll give us a good idea of the atmosphere and how to deal with it.”