Peter Crouch reveals the only footballer that he’s ever been scared of

Peter Crouch has enjoyed a long and distinguished career within the English game.

Along the way the beanpole striker has picked up 42 England caps, 22 international goals and clubs as varied as Liverpool, Tottenham, Aston Villa, QPR, Stoke, Dulwich Hamlet and IFK Hassleholm.

Now 37 and with his playing days coming to an end, the 6ft 7in forward has seen plenty.

And on the latest episode of his That Peter Crouch Podcast. he revealed the Premier League goalkeeper that Stoke’s infamous long-throw tactic made cry.

But that wasn’t all, with the Macclesfield-born hitman also offering up the only footballer that he’s ever been scared of on the pitch.

That man? Former Crystal Palace, Wolves, Rangers and Millwall hard man Kevin Muscat, winner of 46 caps for Australia and once dubbed "the most hated man in football"

“Kevin Muscat scared me," revealed Crouch. "You know people would say ‘I’m going to break your legs’ – when he would say it, you genuinely believed him."

Muscat enjoyed a professional career spanning 19 years and picked up 123 yellow cards as well as 12 sendings off.

In 2004, the High Court awarded ex-Charlton midfielder Matty Holmes £250,000 in damages after he launched a £2million lawsuit against Muscat and former club Wolves, after suffering a knee injury that resulted in four operations on his leg following a Muscat tackle in 1998.

It was branded "the second most expensive tackle in British football and legal history".

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