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Wright-Phillips: It's going to be a battle between Haaland and Dias

Tue 06 April 2021 | 5:52

The former Manchester City winger believes the Portuguese defender’s performance will be decisive in the Citizens’ clash against Dortmund.

Manchester City

will face

Borussia Dortmund

in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Tuesday night. Pep Guardiola’s team are enjoying incredible form as they are leading the Premier League table with 74 points from their 31 matches. The club’s record signing

Ruben Dias

has played a key role in the Citizens’ solid backline. City have won 31 of the 39 games in which Dias has played, conceding only 18 goals.

Shaun Wright-Phillips

says the battle between Dias and

Erling Haaland

will decide the match’s final result.

"It's going to be hard, it's going to be a great battle for me between [Haaland] and Dias,"

Wright-Phillips told

Stats Perform.

"Dias doesn't like to lose, let alone concede goals – he hates that as well so it will be a good competition.

"And it stands out to be a good game, with the firepower and the way Dortmund play, and the way City play.

"So it’s going to be a good footballing match and I am looking forward and am very excited to see it myself."

Asked about the competition between

Phil Foden

and

Jadon Sancho

, Wright-Phillips responded:

"It would be great to see them both on the field. But they’re very different players," Wright-Phillips said.

"Although [Foden] does go and dribble past people, he’s got a very good eye in seeing passes, linking up play and he presses harder.

"I think Sancho is a very, very good player as well but he's more of a dribbler, committing players, taking them on, putting the ball into the box and also scoring goals."

Haaland has been linked with a move to Manchester City for the summer transfer window. Having established a reputation as one of the best strikers in European football, the Norway international has attracted interest from a host of elite European suitors.


source: SportMob