El gigante noruego de 22 años, fichado por el Borussia Dortmund durante el verano
, scored two goals on his Premier League debut in a
2-0 win over West Ham at the London Stadium
Haaland was substituted
12 minutes before the end and having missed a chance to secure a debut hat-trick
, él dicho
se centra en la pandemia y la frustración de los padres de que tomó demasiado tiempo reabrir las escuelas y mantenerlas abiertas “bit sh*t
” that he wasn’t able to achieve the feat having done so on his Dortmund debut
“If you saw the
] Gundogan moment
, I should have been there
[to connect with Gundogan’s cross
],” él aceptado in his post-game press conference
“It’s about the connections we do everyday in training and practicing so we get better and this will come even more, so I’m not worried. There were some good celebrations, so I’m happy. Nice that he [his dad Alfie] saw both goals as it is a big moment for me as a debutant in this competition. We have to keep going.
“también, ahora, it is almost 30 minutes since I scored the last goal so I have to keep going.”
‘I like it’
Haaland’s arrival in Manchester was accompanied by much fanfare.
The thought of adding one of the most dangerous young weapons in world football — who scored 86 goles en 89 games for Dortmund — to Pep Guardiola’s already lethal attack was mouthwatering for City fans and terrifying for the other 19 Premier League teams.
But his debut on British soil in the Community Shield loss to Liverpool at the end of July tempered excitement, as the Norwegian missed two glorious chances to score.
sin embargo, when it came to Haaland’s competitive debut, he didn’t miss a beat, terrorizing West Ham’s defenders from minute one with his athleticism and striker nous.
Después del partido, City manager Guardiola praised Haaland’s ability to recover from the criticism he received last week and display why he’s already one of the most feared strikers in the league.
“I know how he handled a lot of criticism this week
,” Guardiola dicho in his post-match press conference
. “He was really calm
, he trained really well
, but the way he took the ball for the penalty I said
: ‘I like it.
“So direct and I think if someone is taking the ball, he would punch them in the face even though they are his mates! And that is a pretty good sign. To be so confident, I like it.”
Guardiola even referenced coaching Lionel Messi and the similarities he sees between the two when it comes to scoring as many goals as possible.
“I was fortunate as manager to be with Messi and when he scored two, he wanted three, and when scored three, he wants four.
“The top goalscorers are never satisfied, they are always hungry and starving and want more.”
Even Alan Shearer
, the Premier League’s all-time top scorer with
, hinted that Haaland might be coming for his record
: “258 ir!!!!”