Erling Haaland presented himself in the best possible way for Manchester City. It took the Norwegian star just 12 minutes to score the first goal with his new club in the friendly match between Man City and Bayern Munich. Pep Guardiola will thus be able to rely on what he missed most especially to be able to win the UEFA Champions League, a strong striker in the penalty area, a role that guardiola has never digested, since the time of Barcelona with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
In the match at the Green Bay Arena against Bayern Munich, Haaland was the protagonist of the action that leads to what will also be the goal of the Citizens' victory. After a corner between De Bruyne-Grealish-Haaland, the Norwegian found his first goal with the new club.
Haaland's words to Man City
Haaland said about his new club: "This is really a very important step in my career, I'm really proud. There are a lot of top level players in this team and Guardiola is one of the best coaches of all time.
Here I can realize my dreams and ambitions. I want to score a lot of goals, win trophies and improve with this shirt. I have followed Manchester City all my life, I feel at home here. I have always loved this club and have watched with great interest what they have done in the last few seasons.
I love Guardiola's style of play, I think he's perfect for me." ù Haaland is a striker with good technique, speed and physical strength. He has a good nose for goal, is left-footed, and his 194 cm allows him to be a good header.
The power of his shots makes them insidious and in addition he is also good at entering the spaces left by the opposing defenses. He also knows how to distinguish himself as a finisher because of his good vision of the game.
On an individual level he won the German League Player of the Year award in 2020-21 and the UEFA Champions League top scorer title in 2020-21, as well as being included in the UEFA Champions League team of the season in 2020-2021.