Manchester Metropolis striker Erling Haaland says he isn’t frightened about settling within the Premier League following his summer season transfer from Borussia Dortmund.
The Norwegian ahead made his debut for Pep Guardiola’s facet in Sunday’s Group Protect conflict in opposition to Liverpool on the King Energy Stadium and endured a irritating night, lacking a golden likelihood from six yards in an eventual Three-1 defeat.
Because the champions’ signing takes impact forward of the 2022/23 marketing campaign, the 22-year-old carries a weight of expectation however is relaxed about with the ability to adapt to a brand new league.
“We’ll see how we settle in,” he stated in an unique interview with Sky Sports activities’ Geoff Shreeves.
“Folks can take time, individuals can go straight into it. We’ll need to see, but it surely would not fear me. That is life as a footballer – it’s important to stay with it.
Man Metropolis’s opening month schedule
|West Ham||August 7|
|Bournemouth (h)||August 13|
|Barcelona (pleasant, a)||August 24|
|Crystal Palace (h)||August 27|
|Nottingham Forest (h)||August 31|
“You are sort of an entertainer. You’re judged each week on what you do on the pitch and it’s important to give and do your finest.
“For me as a ahead, I am unable to stress that as a result of should you assume an excessive amount of, you may find yourself doing issues you do not wish to do.
“It is all about making an attempt to take pleasure in your self, stay within the second. Folks speak about what you probably did a 12 months in the past, but it surely’s the subsequent sport that counts.”
Haaland scored an astonishing 86 objectives in simply 89 video games in all competitions for Dortmund earlier than his arrival in England, making himself a major goal for Europe’s elite within the course of.
He has solely simply turned 22 although and admits he joined Metropolis to proceed his improvement.
“(I can enhance) the whole lot. In the event you assume I am good at one factor, I can at all times enhance,” he stated.
“It is one thing I’ve to do. As a younger participant, enjoying for Pep Guardiola, enjoying for the most effective membership in England, I’ve to maintain growing and getting higher at plenty of issues. That is what I actually like about soccer, you you may at all times develop, you may at all times get higher on the sport.
“A part of the sport is to get out of your consolation zone, which I did and one thing I like as a result of then you definitely develop extra as a human being.
“The chemistry on the pitch with the opposite gamers is one thing that can come – I do not know if it’ll take weeks, months, however that is one thing we’ve to construct day by day in coaching. At this excessive degree, you additionally perceive the individuals round your – he is good at it, he is good at it, he likes to play the ball there.
“I am a participant hungry for objectives, who provides 100%, who needs to win each sport. It is easy issues, but additionally actually essential issues.”
Guardiola is more likely to hand Haaland his league debut when West Ham host Metropolis on the London Stadium within the opener Nice Sunday of the Premier League season.
With a boyish smile, Haaland can barely include his pleasure for the event.
“I believe the tempo may be very good and there are such a lot of good groups in a single league. Additionally the standard of the video games. It isn’t simply 2, Three, four, 5 groups right here, there are such a lot of and it is good.
“I grew up in Norway and it is the Premier League it doesn’t matter what. Everybody watches the Premier League they usually have a membership, so it is the Premier League on a regular basis.”
“I am wanting ahead to feeling the environment and the rivalry between us in opposition to them, the followers in opposition to one another. I have been to plenty of England video games and that is one thing I’ve at all times actually loved.
“Additionally, the texture of the sport, the tempo. It may be robust and that is the charming factor concerning the Premier League. It is a stupendous and difficult competitors, that is why it is the most well-liked league on this planet.”
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