Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe Name The Toughest Opponents In Their Careers So Far

  • Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe are both predicted to be future Ballon d’Or winners as they’re already becoming world-beaters.
  • Erling Haaland reveals that Virgil van Dijk is the toughest opponent he’s faced, while Kylian Mbappe has picked Gianluigi Buffon!

When asked about the toughest opposition player he’s played against so far, Erling Haaland told ESPN: “Virgil van Dijk. He is so good. He is powerful, quick, he possesses all the qualities. He is an incredible player.”

The Norwegian faced off against Van Dijk on a few occasions in the Champions League back in 2019, when he scored for RB Salzburg in their 3-4 loss to Liverpool at Anfield.

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However, the Liverpool-Dutch defender kept him quiet in the reverse fixture which the Reds won 2-0, which could be the reason behind Haaland’s thoughts.

In contrast, Kylian Mbappe has a completely different kind of player in mind when asked about the toughest opposition player he’s come up against.

When asked about it, he simply answered: “Gianluigi Buffon”.

The French forward faced off against the Italian legend in the Ligue 1 when he was still at AS Monaco and would even become the Italian teammate after joining PSG in 2017.

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