Norwegian Erling Haaland, who joined Manchester City in the summer for 60 million euros, quickly adapted to his new surroundings, as the striker discussed in an interview with Telemundo Sports.
The author of 12 goals in 8 games this season, the former Dortmund striker (22) was captivated by a small surprise, but not a big one, in the face of his outspoken adaptation: “Of course I’m a little surprised but it’s not a big shock, no. Because I know my own qualities and the good team I get into. There are a lot of good teammates here. It’s a beautiful club with very good people. I love being in this stadium and we’ve had a great time so far” .
Under contract with Manchester City until 2027, Erling Haaland continues his career forward, after an equally impressive season with Dortmund (29 goals in 30 games, with 8 assists), marred only by injuries.
Haaland is a fan of Guardiola
The Norwegian international (21 caps and 20 goals) praised his coach in the Spanish club Pep Guardiola: “It’s going well because he’s a bit obsessed with football, like me. We both love football, he’s crazy about it and that’s something I love. He thinks about everything, how you can do things better and that’s what I love about him. It’s a complex system in (Manchester)” City and I tried to absorb it as quickly as possible because I don’t want to waste time doing anything else.
Then Erling Haaland spoke about his father Alf Inge, a former player for the English club, between 2000 and 2003: “It’s something special (playing) because my dad played for City before and I’m here now. I’ve seen old pictures of him when he was here and it’s nice to think I play at the same club. (…) We’ve always talked a lot about football, we watch it. We are together a lot and we train. We talked here and there about the little things and how defenders think compared to attackers.
The weekend’s Premier League match has been postponed, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. It was scheduled to play Manchester City and Erling Haaland against Tottenham.