Erling Haaland: Man City environment “allows me to be myself every day”

Erling Haaland: Man City environment “allows me to be myself every day”

Erling Haaland says the environment at Manchester City allows him to be himself every day.

His comments, as quoted by the official Man City website, come after the club clinched a third successive Premier League title.

It is Haaland’s first league trophy in England having joined from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund last summer.

Haaland allowed to be himself

Man City supporters are truly glad that Haaland has been allowed to be himself, with the young Norwegian quickly proving that he is one of the best players in world football.

The striker has broken countless records in a Man City shirt so far, scoring an astonishing 52 goals from his 50 matches in blue.

“The environment allows me to be myself every day,” said Haaland. “There are hungry people around me that want to become better every single day and want to help me to become better every single day.

“That is where everything starts from. From Pep, to the physios, to everyone, we want to help each other. We want to have a good time together and we want to make every single person in the club better. That is the most important thing.”

Pep roulette incoming

Of course, Haaland’s goal tally can be extended in the coming weeks, with the Manchester outfit meeting Brighton in the Premier League this evening.

Pep Guardiola’s men then take on Brentford away from home in their final league match, although Haaland may find himself on the bench in those clashes given the more important games that are still to come.

The striker started from the bench against Chelsea on Sunday, with Man City having already won the Premier League after Arsenal lost 1-0 to Nottingham Forest a day earlier.

Guardiola will want to keep Haaland as match-fit as possible, but that also means not risking an injury ahead of the huge clashes with Manchester United and Inter Milan next month.

Man City take on their noisy neighbours in the FA Cup final on 3 June, before a Champions League final clash with the Italian outfit a week later.

The manager will be keen to get as many points as possible in the Premier League, but with a treble on the line, it would be no surprise to see him make plenty of changes and play plenty of somewhat less important players against the Seagulls and the Bees.


Haaland buzzing with first PL title

For Haaland, the striker is already grateful to have been part of a Premier League-winning side, but of course he won’t want to stop there.

“It has been an amazing journey, ever since my first game in August,” added Haaland. “It is the toughest league, the most difficult league, every single game is tough.

“But we managed to win it and that is what has really been on my mind the whole season. All of my teammates have won it in the last few years and I wanted to do the same.

“Hopefully my Dad is proud and hopefully he is happy for me winning my first Premier League.”

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