Ahead of the start of the Premier League 2022, Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has compared the new signing of Manchester City, Erling Haaland with the Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke. This year, the English league will kick off from August 6.
Premier League champions Manchester City have signed the Norwegian Erling Haaland from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund for £51.2 million this summer. The 21-year-old striker is expected to make Premier League goalkeepers life difficult as he did in the German league.
However, Senegal international Edouard Mendy is not a fan of Haaland's achievements as the former compared him with Belgian striker Christian Benteke.
Mendy said, "I study. I study a lot. It’s not about one striker or one team - we just have to focus on every striker, every team we play to win. It’s not because it’s Haaland. I look at Haaland like I look at, say, Benteke at Palace it’s not that different between Crystal Palace and City. You have to be focused because he is a striker and he can score. So I study. I study."
"We have our methods and I don’t need to say what they are. But I study a lot. A lot," the 30-year-old goalkeeper added.