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  • Updated: May 05, 2023

Allardyce Speaks On Plan To Stop Haaland Against Leeds

Sam Allardyce has revealed his plan to stop Erling Haaland when Leeds United face Manchester City on Saturday.

Haaland recently broke the record for most goals in a Premier League season against West Ham and has 51 goals to his name in all competitions. 

The goal-scoring chart of the Norwegian affirms that he poses a very serious threat to opposition teams, prompting Allardyce to draw up plans to limit the chances that will fall the Norwegian’s way at the Etihad Stadium.

Asked about his plans to frustrate Haaland ahead of his first game in charge of Leeds United, Allardyce said: “It's also supply. Stop the supply and stop the big man getting as many chances and then you limit his chances of scoring.

"Stop the supply but keep an eye on him at all times, particularly in the final third.”

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When pressed on whether it is best to get physical when marking the lethal frontman, he added: “I'm not sure I could mark him and when I played I was the most physical player in the league. 

"Yeah, I think that you have to be strong enough to deal with him because he can use his body weight brilliantly as well as his talents and skills.

"I'm more interested in supply. If we can cut the supply down more first and then when it does come to him and we limit the number of times the ball it does come to him, we'll have a better chance of dealing with it. 

"Obviously the players who are there at the time, in close proximity, don't play with fear, play with a positive attitude.

“So do your job. If you can just stop him scoring a goal you don't need to do anything else in that game on Saturday, you don't need to contribute in any other way. 

"Just stop him scoring and you will have had a fantastic game.

“I dealt with lots of centre-forwards like that when I played, they didn't quite score as many goals as that, of course.”

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