Real Madrid No.1 Thibaut Courtois has heaped praise on Manchester City striker Erling Haaland.
The pair could come face-to-face in the Champions League quarter-finals as both clubs qualified in emphatic fashion.
As Los Blancos won the competition last time around whilst beating City in the semi-finals, it was noted that the latter were extremely wasteful and lacked an out-and-out finisher.
But if the clash happens once again, Real Madrid will have to contend with European football’s leading goalscorer (39) in Manchester City marksman Erling Haaland, who has been lauded by Thibaut Courtois.
What did Real Madrid star Thibaut Courtois say about Manchester City man Erling Haaland?
Against RB Leipzig, where the 22-year-old set, equalled and shattered records for fun, his 5-goal masterclass was a demonstration of just how ruthless he is in front of goal.
Speaking to Radioestadio Noche, as relayed by City Xtra, Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was complimentary of Manchester City goalscorer Erling Haaland.
“Erling Haaland is very good, he is one of the stars of football.”
The Belgian international’s statement would get a yes from virtually any and everyone as there is no denying that the former Borussia Dortmund superstar looks set to dominate the game for the next decade.
Haaland’s peers appreciate his brilliance
While fans and pundits fall for the lazy narrative that Erling Haaland has somehow worsened Manchester City, his peers such as Real Madrid mainstay Thibaut Courtois recognise just how special he already is.
Ultimately, many have selectively chosen to gloss over the form of other players at City, the mentality issue that Pep Guardiola vocalized publicly and the lack of important profiles.
But at the end of the day, the numbers and his impact on the pitch speak for themselves as the Norwegian international is simply one of the best players in the world.