van Dijk on Haaland’s ‘nonsense’ after keeping a clean sheet against City

Before facing Manchester City, much of the pre-game attention was focused on the duel between Virgil van Dijk and Erling Haaland, with our man commenting on these stories after our victory was secured.

Speaking on Viaplay Fotball, the 31-year-old said: “Personally in my case, everyone is talking about me against him [Haaland], if I can still do it, all this nonsense. For me it was just focus on the game, focus on trying to win the game and perform well as a team.”

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Our number 4 was in excellent form and looked like he had a point to prove against the Norwegian striker and given the result and performance it was clear he won.

Let’s see if this awakens another type of defense within the Dutch captain and that we can return to the clean sheet that we were so used to seasons ago.

You can see van Dijk’s comments on Haaland (starting at 1:52) via @ViaplayFootball On twitter:

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