Erling Braut Haaland is one of the best strikers in the German Bundesliga, but it is interesting that when asked about the three best defenders in the world at the moment, he did not have a single player in the league that he chose. So, who?
The player from Poland has been recognized as one of the best young strikers in Europe and even in the world since he was wearing RB Salzburg. Then his name became increasingly popular when he decided to move to Borussia Dortmund.
With the German Bundesliga club, Haaland appeared even more fierce, scoring goal after goal for Die Borussen.
Yes, it could be said that the 20 year old man was a complete package attacker. His skills are capable, his movements are agile, his speed is above average and of course his strong physical strength.
Although he is relatively new to Borussia Dortmund, Haaland has already had the experience of dealing with a number of great defenders in the world.
Haaland had against Napoli and Liverpool while still defending RB Salzburg. They met in the Champions League. Haaland was also able to break into the goals of the two top European clubs in the 2019/2020 season.
Experience dealing with these clubs has led Haaland to conclude that the three names that deserve to be included in the list of the best defenders in the world today are Virgil Van Dijk, Kalidou Koulibaly and Sergio Ramos.
“The best center-backs are Sergio Ramos (Real Madrd), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), and Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli). All three are very physical, but also very smart on the pitch,” Haaland told VG, quoted by Marca.
Virgil Van Dijk and Kalidou Koulibaly have indeed been recognized by many as one of the world’s best defenders in recent years. Both of them have also been closely guarding Erling Haaland in the European Champions League.
But interestingly, he has never faced Sergio Ramos before, so his remarks have rekindled speculation about his transfer to Real Madrid.
Yes, Erling Haaland was indeed linked with Real Madrid. Players who have played for Molde are believed to be a long-term project for Real Madrid.
Real Madrid on the one hand do need to regenerate some of their lines because they are filled with old players, including Karim Benzema.