Fourteen targets within the English Premier League and now 5 targets within the UEFA Champions League; it’s no surprise Erling Haaland is putting concern into opposition goalkeepers this season.
The Norwegian striker has settled completely into life at Manchester Metropolis and added two extra targets to his tally after scoring a brace in his facet’s 5-0 demolition in opposition to FC Copenhagen within the Champions League on Wednesday.
Each of his targets got here in a blistering first-half earlier than supervisor Pep Guardiola introduced the ahead off on the break. It was sufficient time, although, for the 22-year-old to reveal simply how medical he’s and the way pure goalscoring is to him.
“It’s unbelievable, actually, I’ve by no means ever witnessed something prefer it in my life,” teammate Jack Grealish informed BT Sport after the match.
“For the primary and second targets, I believe I used to be simply laughing as a result of I used to be like, ‘How?’
“He’s simply all the time there, all the time ending it. It’s a pleasure to play with him in the meanwhile.”
Haaland is already the top-scorer in each this season’s EPL and Champions League and he reveals no signal of slowing down.
Neither of his newest targets required a lot technical ability however confirmed a daunting capability to learn the sport and sniff out a chance.
It’s type that’s so sensational that even the opposition admit to being impressed – Grealish revealed FC Copenhagen’s goalkeeper Kamil Grabara mentioned as a lot after one of many targets.
Grealish added: “The keeper mentioned one thing to me: ‘He’s not human.’ And I mentioned: ‘You’re telling me?’
“He’s unbelievable actually, he’s a pleasure to play with. He’s so humble, he’s nice across the place.
“Hopefully, he can stick with it this manner and hearth us to glory.”
Amid his record-breaking, goal-scoring streak, studies emerged from Spain that Haaland had a launch clause in his contract that may permit him to maneuver to Actual Madrid after two years at Metropolis.
Madrid had been one of many suitors vying for his signature this summer time however ultimately misplaced out to Metropolis.
When requested in regards to the reported clause after the match, Guardiola shut down the rumors.
“It’s not true. He has no launch clause for Actual Madrid or every other staff. It’s not true,” he informed reporters.
“What’s vital is that he’s tailored very well and I’ve the sensation he’s extremely completely happy right here and we are going to strive with him, and all of the individuals who need to keep right here, to make him completely happy.
“What’s going to occur sooner or later? Who is aware of? No one is aware of. What’s vital is that he’s completely happy and settled completely and he’s extremely cherished.”
Haaland may have the prospect so as to add to his rising tally on October 8 when Metropolis hosts Southampton within the league.