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Djurgardans midfielder Ekdal: I learned plenty facing Man City signing Haaland

Djurgardans midfielder Hjalmar Ekdal has spoken of facing new Manchester City signing Erling Haaland.

Ekdal came up against Haaland as Sweden battled Norway home and away in the Nations League.

He told Sportbladet: "It is probably he and a couple of strikers in the world who take that run (at 1-0) and step forward in front and even get it in from that angle. It was damn tough. It felt like I was in control of it. But that's probably the case when you meet players you have never met before.

"With all due respect, you have to say that there is a big difference from the Allsvenskan. He is the world's best forward, you can at least argue for that. It was noticed that you met such a skilled player, you could say. But you always learn by mistake and I feel that I get stronger from that match."

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