New Manchester City signing Erling Haaland has admitted he’s already having fun with working below “crazy” supervisor Pep Guardiola.
Haaland joined from Borussia Dortmund within the summer time and wanted simply 12 minutes of his pre-season debut to attain his first unofficial objective for the membership, slotting dwelling from shut vary because the Premier League champions noticed off Bayern Munich 1-0.
After the win, Haaland gave just a little perception into his first impression of Guardiola, insisting the Spaniard is a completely different type of supervisor.
“Guardiola is a bit crazy, and I like that,” he mentioned. “I can’t tell you too much about this after a week but I’ve been training well and I’m ready for the next one.”
Haaland additionally admitted he was not shocked to see himself make such an instantaneous impression for his new crew, admitting he has imagined himself in control of Guardiola’s aspect for a while now.
“It was a good feeling to get going again after six weeks without football,” he continued. “I’ve seen a lot of City games over the last few years and they’ve been without a striker, so of course I’ve seen myself in these [goalscoring] situations, so I’m not surprised.”
Guardiola opted to withdraw Haaland from the game before half-time as part of his plan to deal with the Norwegian’s fitness “niggles” – the hamstrings that limited him to just 24 Bundesliga games last season – but Haaland insisted this was nothing to worry about himself for. about.
The striker explained: “I’m not excellent fitness-wise. These have been my first jiffy. [But] you noticed that I’m good and prepared. Beating Bayern feels good, and the standard is sweet. It was an actual check towards Liverpool in per week.”