AC Milan legend Alessandro Nesta has reveals secret to defenders on stopping Manchester City star Erling Haaland.
The former Borussia Dortmund striker has torn the Premier League apart since joining the Cityzens this summer, smashing the record for the quickest player to score three hat-tricks, doing so in just eight games.
Here is what the World Cup winner said after being asked about playing against the Norwegian striker.
“I can play, yeah! Because I played against Ronaldo the Brazilian. Haaland is very good but the other one was something different. I played against Messi against Cristiano [Ronaldo] but the Brazilian Ronaldo, for me was different.”
Nesta was even kind enough to offer defenders advice on how to deal with Haaland. He said: “I’d try to stay close to him. When he tries to start running, maybe I block him! Too much space, you are dead.”