AC Milan Legend Nesta Names One Striker in His Time that Was Better than Erling Haaland

AC Milan Legend Nesta Names One Striker in His Time that Was Better than Erling Haaland

  • Former AC Milan defender Alessandro Nesta has come up with an interesting take on Erling Haaland
  • Nesta admitted Haaland was a special talent, but claimed there were players in his time who were more of a nightmare for defenders
  • The 46-year old singled out the Brazilian Ronaldo as one player he would still struggle to keep out

Legendary former defender Alessandro Nesta has had his say on the talk of the football world, Erling Haaland, as he recently made some interesting comments regarding the striker.

By now, it is no secret that a number of records are at stake this season owing to the start Haaland has had at his new club Manchester City so far.

The Norwegian already has a staggering 20 goals in all competitions this season, and he is showing no signs of slowing down.

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1999: Ronaldo of Inter Milan celebrates during the Serie A match between Inter Milan and Piacenza played at the "Giuseppe Meazza" in Milan. Photo: Getty.
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His latest goals came against Danish side FC Copenhagen in the Champions League, further boosting his credentials as one of the most frightening marksmen in world football today.

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Nesta’s take

Nesta, who is famous for forming one of the most formidable defensive partnerships alongside Paolo Maldini during his AC Milan days, weighed in on the Haaland debate with some interesting sentiments.

Appearing on Copa 90, the defender was asked whether he would be able to handle Haaland if he was in his prime.

“I can play (Haaland) yeah,” He said.
“Because I played against Ronaldo the Brazilian. Haaland is good but the other one (Ronaldo) was something different.”
“I played against Messi, against Cristiano; but the Brazilian Ronaldo was different,”

The former defender was also asked to give advice to modern defenders who had to deal with Haaland’s prowess in front of goal.

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“Try to stay close to him. Too much space and you are dead,”

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Sports Brief had earlier reported that Erling Haaland left Pep Guardiola agape after he netted twice for Man City during the Champions League.

The Norwegian picked from where he left on Sunday during the Manchester derby, finding the back of the net twice in City's 5-0 win against Copenhagen.

The 22-year-old has enjoyed a hot start to life since he joined the English champions, having already scored 19 goals in just 12 appearances.

Source: Sports Brief News