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Franck Ribery joins the Vlahovic vs Haaland debate

March 16, 2023 - 9:30 pm

Former Fiorentina attacker Franck Ribery has commented on the comparison between Erling Haaland and Dusan Vlahovic and insists both strikers are different.

Haaland and DV9 are two of the world’s best strikers at the moment as they star for Manchester City and Juventus, respectively.

Haaland is having a much better season and scoring goals for fun in the Premier League, which is supposed to be the toughest in the world.

Vlahovic is struggling to find the back of the net for Juve as regularly as expected and it seems he is at the wrong club.

However, Ribery insists they are different players before praising the Serbian.

The Frenchman says via Football Italia:

“Dusan has different characteristics from Haaland, but he is a top player. And he has great personality. Federico (Chiesa, ed.) and Dusan are my little brothers.

“At Juve, they are facing more pressure. Starting with that of always having to win and score. Federico and Dusan have great potential, quality, and courage.

“They are not afraid of anything. And they work hard in training, as I always advised them in Florence.”

Juve FC Says

Vlahovic is a top player and these comparisons are useless because the Serbian is going through a poor spell which is natural.

He will recover and become a top contributor for Juve again, but for now, we just need to support him and stop the comparisons because they are needless.

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    Reply Matthew gonsalves March 17, 2023 at 12:09 am

    There is no comparison. Haaland is miles better. Stronger, more determined, better mindset. May not have the raw talent of Vlahovic but what’s more important is that he produces wherever he has been. Every opponent fears haaland. The same can’t be said for Vlahovic.

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      Reply Giorgio Giovanni March 17, 2023 at 1:10 pm

      Hard to compare because totally different teams, tactics etc. Without a proper team Haaland simply can’t perform the same.. Watched both Norway vs Serbia games for this reason. Haaland had like 2 scenes in 180 minutes.

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    Reply Ringo March 17, 2023 at 1:33 am

    Confused with made up synthetic rivalry between these two…Mbappe with Haaland would stir some conversation as well as Kean with Vlahovic

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    Reply Uncle Petter March 17, 2023 at 11:03 am

    Think the question should rather be, how would they have performed if they switched clubs? How would Haaland do for Allegri and Vlahovic for Guardiola? I think things would be very different.

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