Inter Milan centre-back Alessandro Bastoni talks about stopping Haaland, and sees Rudiger as a reference.
Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni has revealed that he has reviewed footage of how Rudiger handled Haaland and plans to employ a similar method.
The former Chelsea defender received plaudits for limiting the Norwegian's threat in the Manchester City semi-final clash against Real Madrid, and the 21-year-old international reveals he had been taking notes.
What Bastoni said
The defender was speaking in a pre-match press conference when he spoke about how he planned to deal with the City dangerman.
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Inter Milan play Pep Guardiola's side on Saturday, and Haaland, who has scored over 50 goals this season, has been unavoidably brought up.
Bastoni acknowledged the danger the striker poses; however, he relishes the challenge and claims he has been preparing for it.
Part of it, as he explained, is watching videos of the first-leg of the Real Madrid and Manchester City semi-final clash, which ended 1-1, a match in which Haaland was limited to few chances, thanks in part to the effort of Rudiger.
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