Manchester City striker Erling Haaland says his late miss in opposition to Liverpool within the Community Shield will function motivation forward of his aspect’s Premier League opener in opposition to West Ham.
The Norwegian might have grabbed a late comfort in City’s defeat by Liverpool final weekend, however he managed to overlook from six yards with the purpose extensive open.
However, the 22-year-old insists he shouldn’t be dwelling on the chance and as a substitute says he’ll channel it right into a optimistic.
“When I look back, it’s like, ‘How could you miss there?'” he informed The Athletic. “But you know, this is probably going to happen to me again. It’s football. You say you haven’t slept well and that I never sleep well after games.
“But it is a sort of motivation, to attain or to do one thing in the subsequent recreation. It’s the identical factor while you rating two targets – ‘Oh, I would like to do it once more!’
“So actually, no matter what happens, it’s motivation and that’s what’s good about it. But of course it’s not a good feeling! It’s the worst feeling ever!”
Haaland additionally defined the significance of not letting disappointment linger as a striker, citing his “hunger” to attain targets.
“As a striker, I think it’s very important not to think too much when you’re in the game,” added the Norwegian worldwide.
“If I’m going into my next game thinking about the chance that I missed the last game, it’s not good. You have to go into the game hungry. It doesn’t matter what happened before, if you scored three goals, if you scored zero goals, if you haven’t scored in a while.
“You need to go into the recreation with the identical mentality. And so I take into consideration not considering an excessive amount of about it.
“Maybe it’s to be ready because you know you’re going to get chances. It’s about being ready for the next action and not thinking about the last one.
“Because you by no means know when you may get the ball – a cross, a clearance, a rebound. The subsequent scenario is absolutely vital.”