Alessandro Bastoni prepares to stop Haaland as the Norwegian striker will be one of the major threats in the Champions League final. The former Dortmund striker has broken all sorts of records after joining City, including the most goals scored in a Premier League season. Hence, Inter are analyzing the best way to stop him. They will take help from teams that have successfully managed to keep him quiet. Hence, Bastoni and Inzaghi both are analyzing the performance of Antonio Rudiger from the 1st leg of the semi-final.
Bastoni mentioned that Inter are not up against Haaland, and will make plans to defend against City as a whole. However, the Italian defender will take the example of Rudiger as he managed to mark Haaland out of the game. The Real Madrid defender followed the Norwegian striker diligently and did not give him space to make his move. Also, he tracked his run and was ready to intercept the supply towards him. The Nerazzurri play with a back three, but Bastoni is the quickest of the three. So he could be the one to keep a check on Haaland’s swift runs.
Bastoni prepares to stop Haaland by watching Rudiger’s performance
Several top clubs, including Manchester City, have been monitoring Bastoni, who is undoubtedly one of the best defenders in Europe. Pep Guardiola likes his profile, as the Italian defender contributes on both ends of the pitch. His long balls and crosses from the left are also a weapon in Inter’s arsenal that can be useful in the final. Pep knows his qualities, and if Bastoni is tasked to mark Haaland, then he would have less freedom to contribute offensively.
Erling Haaland has been going through a short rough patch. He has not been at his finishing best in recent games. But regardless of his recent form, Inter are preparing well to tackle him in the final.