Manchester Metropolis ahead Erling Haaland says he is not frightened about settling into the Premier League following his summer season switch from Borussia Dortmund.
The Norwegian ahead made his debut with Pep Guardiola’s facet in Sunday’s Group Protect match in opposition to Liverpool on the King Energy Stadium and endured a irritating night, dropping a six-yard golden alternative in a 3- 1.
Whereas signing the reigning champions forward of the 2022/23 season, the 22-year-old carries a weight of expectation however is relaxed on the chance that it may take a while to regulate to a brand new league.
“We’ll see the right way to settle in,” he mentioned in an unique interview with Sky Sports activities’ Geoff Shreeves.
“Individuals can take time, individuals can enter immediately. We now have to see, however I am not frightened. That is the lifetime of a footballer, it’s important to reside with it.
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|West Ham (a)||August 7|
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|Crystal Palace (h)||August 27|
|Nottingham Forest (h)||August 31|
“You’re type of an entertainer. You’re judged each single week for what you do on the pitch and it’s important to give it your all and do your finest.
For me as a striker that is one thing I am unable to insist on as a result of if you happen to suppose an excessive amount of you may find yourself doing issues you do not need to do.
“It is about attempting to have enjoyable, dwelling within the second. Individuals speak about what you probably did a yr in the past, nevertheless it’s the subsequent recreation that counts.”
Haaland scored a formidable 86 targets in simply 89 video games in all competitions for Dortmund previous to his arrival in England, making him a primary goal for the European elite.
Nonetheless, he simply turned 22 and admits he joined the Metropolis to additional its growth.
“(I can enhance) the whole lot. Should you suppose I am good at one factor, I can at all times enhance,” he mentioned.
“That is one thing I’ve to do. As a younger participant, enjoying for Pep Guardiola, enjoying for the perfect membership in England, I’ve to continue to grow and enhancing in lots of issues. That is what I actually like about soccer. You possibly can at all times develop, you possibly can at all times enhance within the recreation.
“A part of the sport is getting out of your consolation zone, which is one thing I’ve carried out and one thing I like as a result of you then develop extra as a human being as nicely.
“Alchemy on the pitch with different gamers is one thing that can come, I do not know if it is going to take weeks, months, however that is one thing we now have to construct on each single day of coaching. At this excessive stage, you additionally perceive the individuals round. you: he’s good at this, he’s good at that, he likes to play there.
“I’m a participant who’s hungry for targets, who provides one hundred pc, who desires to win each single recreation. They’re easy issues but in addition essential issues.”
Guardiola is more likely to ship his league debut to Haaland when West Ham welcome Metropolis to London stadium opening Tremendous Sunday of the Premier League season.
With a boyish smile, Haaland can barely comprise his pleasure for the event.
“I believe the climate is basically good and there are such a lot of good groups in a league. Match high quality too. There usually are not simply 2, 3, 4, 5 groups right here, there are such a lot of and it’s stunning.
“I grew up in Norway and it is the Premier League anyway. Everybody watches the Premier League they usually have a membership, so it is nonetheless the Premier League.”
“I am unable to wait to really feel the ambiance and the rivalry of us in opposition to them, the followers in opposition to one another. I’ve been to many matches in England and that is one thing that I’ve at all times loved very a lot.
“Additionally the texture of the sport, the tempo. It is going to be robust and that is the fascinating factor concerning the Premier League. It is a lovely and difficult competitors, that is why it is the preferred league on this planet.”
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