Erling Haaland claims Virgil van Dijk is the ‘best in the world.’
The Norwegian forward failed to register a goal in Man City’s clash against Liverpool in the Community Shield.
However, he scored at Anfield in his Red Bull Salzburg days and recently was asked about Liverpool defender Van Dijk.
“It’s not me versus Virgil. It’s not one against one. It’s 11 versus 11. I know he and I will be up against each other, but I’ll also be against Alisson and the rest of their defence,” he told FourFourTwo.
“This is modern, top-class football – it’s about more than good individuals. We have to be great as a team, working together. It’s important not to look at individual battles too much.
“It’s always nice to face the best and that’s what Van Dijk is. I’ve played against him a few times, and he’s a really good guy as well as an exceptional footballer. I like to play against him because he may be the best in the world.
“But I have scored at Anfield and for Norway against the Netherlands…”
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