‘Shows the levels’… Jarrad Branthwaite says 23-year-old Man City star was impossible to play against 

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Published on 2024-02-24 18:30:00

Jarrad Branthwaite praised Manchester City striker Erling Haaland for his outstanding performance against Everton. In a recent match at the Etihad Stadium, City secured a 2-0 victory over Everton, with Haaland scoring both goals in the second half.

One of Haaland’s goals involved a remarkable display of skill as he received a long-ball pass from Kevin De Bruyne, outpaced Branthwaite, and then netted the ball past Jordan Pickford. Reflecting on this encounter, Branthwaite shared his thoughts on facing the talented 23-year-old City striker on the pitch.

In a video posted on the BBC Sport TikTok channel, Branthwaite acknowledged Haaland’s prowess, stating, “Obviously a top player. As you can see in the game he had two chances, two goals. It shows the levels he’s performing at.” Despite the tough battle, Branthwaite acknowledged the learning experience and expressed his determination to improve his performance in future games.

During the match, Branthwaite demonstrated his defensive abilities by making five clearances, four tackles, and blocking two shots. He also won six out of eight duels, showcasing his resilience against a formidable opponent like Haaland.

While Branthwaite couldn’t prevent Haaland from scoring the crucial second goal, he acknowledged the challenge of facing a player of Haaland’s caliber, particularly when he is in full flight. The Everton defender’s commitment to learning from the experience and improving in future games is evident in his reflections on the match against City.

Overall, Branthwaite’s encounter with Haaland highlighted the competitive nature of top-level football and the importance of continuously refining one’s skills to face formidable opponents like the talented City striker.

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