Jamie Carragher: We’ve only seen 60 percent of Erling Haaland
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Tottenham surprised many with their performance, and they deservedly celebrated against Manchester City. The hero of the match was Harry Kane, who became Tottenham's all-time top scorer with a goal against City. On the other hand, Erling Haaland, the best scorer in the Premier League, did not show what was expected of him.
Jamie Carragher commented on his performance; “He was very frustrated and I’ve felt this even when he was scoring all his goals at the start of the season,” he said on Sky Sports.
“He’s obviously still well ahead in the top goalscoring ranks, but I think we’ve only seen 60 percent of Erling Haaland.
You think of that goal he scored at West Ham on the first game of the season, where there’s space in behind, he makes that run.
Now I know that’s not there that often because of the way City play, but he’s come from Borussia Dortmund where it’s a counter-attacking league and it’s end to end, and you see that blistering pace that he’s got.
We don’t see it [now]. Jamie Carragher believes we haven't seen the best of the Norwegian. Haaland is by far the best scorer, but it seems that something else is missing. “He may have actually picked the wrong club, to actually get the best out of him.
We’re not seeing everything of Erling Haaland.
And Manchester City now, not because of Erling Haaland, we can say they’re a different team, but they’ve scored exactly the same amount of goals.
He’s scored 25 league goals, but Manchester City as a team have scored the same amount of goals [as this time last season].
But they’ve conceded more and it’s far easier to counter attack them as well.
So they’re a different team, and a lesser team with Erling Haaland in the team. But again, it’s not his fault. Manchester City as a team will not play end to end football.
It’s not Pep Guardiola’s way. His players don’t have the energy or the power or the pace to play end to end."
Jamie Carragher on Erling Haaland
He believes that other City players must show what is expected of them.
Then we can expect even more goals from Erling Haaland. “They build up slowly and they push the opposition back to the edge of the box and they play from there, and when they lose it they win it back quickly, and they keep people hemmed in.
Now, Erling Haaland has scored 25 league goals. A lot of those are coming across and he’s putting it in. But we’re not seeing the full package of what this player can do because of the team that he’s actually gone to”.