The Inter Milan team is gearing up for the Champions League Final against Manchester City on June 10 in Istanbul.
Inter’s central defender, Alessandro Bastoni, recently spoke about their plans to contain the prolific striker, Erling Haaland, who has been in sensational form for Man City this season.
Haaland has scored an incredible 52 goals in 52 games in all competitions this season, and he has been a key player for Man City in their quest for a historic treble.
However, Bastoni has revealed that Inter are not planning to make it easy for the Norwegian striker, and they have been studying how Real Madrid defender, Antonio Rudiger, silenced Haaland in the last four of the Champions League.
Bastoni said that they have been watching videos of Rudiger’s performance against Haaland and are planning to imitate what he did.
Rudiger was able to control Haaland well in the match at the Santiago Bernabeu, and Bastoni believes that his performance could be an example for Inter to follow.
While Haaland has been a standout performer for Man City this season, Bastoni stressed that the game is not about Haaland versus Inter.
He said, “It’s Man City versus Inter, not Haaland versus Inter.” Bastoni also dismissed any suggestion that Inter might be afraid of facing Haaland, saying that they should only be afraid of murderers and other bad people, not football players. He emphasized the need for bravery and confidence in facing top-class opponents like Haaland.
Inter Milan is a formidable team with a strong defense and a potent attack, and they will be looking to win their first Champions League trophy since 2010.
The final promises to be an exciting and intense encounter, and fans around the world are eagerly waiting to see who will emerge victorious.