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The toughest opponent Erling Haaland faced this season is mentioned.

The toughest opponent Erling Haaland faced this season is mentioned.

This season, Erling Haaland has become Manchester City’s go-to scorer.

The Norwegian striker has surpassed all expectations by scoring 52 goals in 52 games, but he has now revealed who his toughest competition is.

The new number nine for City has had a fantastic debut season playing in England.

He broke the Premier League record most goals scored in a season held by Andy Cole and Alan Shearer.

Additionally, despite not constantly performing at their best throughout the entire season, City has been virtually unstoppable thus far this year.

They successfully defended their title as Premier League champions, stealing the crown from Arsenal, and finished off a domestic hat trick by defeating Manchester United in the FA Cup final.

They now have the opportunity to shape history.

With the Champions League final scheduled to take place on Saturday, City is getting ready for what will likely be their biggest game ever.

Haaland reveals toughest opponent in his first season

And before that game, Haaland got down with Rio Ferdinand to talk about his debut season playing football in England.

‘Between The Lines’ featured the 22-year-old on an episode, and he joined BT Sport.

Ferdinand talks about Antonio Rudiger’s performance for Real Madrid vs City in one segment, highlighting his amusing antics.

However, Haaland claimed he prefers the competitive aspect of the game.

“I remember when I was coming to England I was like, ‘yeah’ it’s going to be so physical’ and it’s true,” he recalled.

“I like getting the blue toes feeling after the game, and it’s more physical than the Bundesliga.”

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In passing, Ferdinand brought up the striker’s fight with Ben Godfrey, which undoubtedly left him with “the blue toes feeling.”

However, he had the most trouble with a different Merseyside club’s defense.

He recalled how difficult it was for them at Anfield. “I always remarked that I thought Van Dijk was so good.

“Madrid away was also incredibly challenging; I constantly had two men up against me. But I really like Van Dijk.

“I played him quite a bit. He is simply incredible in addition to being clever, quick, and in the air.

Haaland and Van Dijk only met each other twice this season, despite Liverpool playing City four times total—twice in the Premier League, once in the Carabao Cup, and once in the Community Shield.

In the Community Shield match in August, Liverpool won 3-1, as Haaland was held without a goal by the Reds.

When City lost 1-0 at Anfield in October, Van Dijk again stopped him.

Not bad for someone who many people believe has dropped off.

What next for Haaland?

Man City’s final match of the season against Inter kicks off on Saturday 10 June.

Haaland should be in line to start against the Italian team, hoping to help his side complete a historic treble.

And the striker was asked what fans might expect from City during the match against the 19-time Serie A champions.

“We’re going to have a lot of the ball,” he said. “We’re going to have to create things and I’m going to try and be inside the 16 metre line and try to tap in a goal.”

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No different to usual then, Erling…

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