Erling Haaland, a 23-year-old center-forward for Manchester City who is a prolific scorer, spoke with France Football about a variety of topics. The 2023 Ballon d’Or nominee talked about his relationship with Pep Guardiola, the head coach of the Citizens, and said that it might be “brutal” at times.
The Norwegian international scored an incredible 56 goals for City last season in all competitions, contributing significantly to the treble-winning season of the Skyblues. Haaland asserts, “It will be difficult to improve that.” We made a historical treble. Everyone wants to defeat us more than ever. I still have the same drive that fuels my ambition to attempt to do as well as or even better than I did the year before.
The former Borussia Dortmund player admitted he didn’t anticipate breaking Mohamed Salah’s Premier League season goal record of 32. Nearing the halfway point of the season, Haaland said, “I understood that it was possible given the quality of the team.” “I can only express gratitude to my partners for placing me in such favorable circumstances.”
Haaland continues by saying that he and Guardiola share a passion for the game that allows them to give their all on the pitch. The 22-year-old said, “Pep expects a lot of you. With a coach who is so tough, you can’t be careless. Haaland has praised the Spaniard for being straightforward and sincere. “That’s how he manages. In any event, it is better to know the complete truth in a very direct way to advance and develop. We may admit that it can be cruel at times. However, I like that. It demonstrates his whole commitment and desire. Although it’s not always nice, it also forces you to confront the truth, and I am aware that his goal is to improve you,