14th March, 2023
Manchester City’s strike, Erling Haaland says his super strength is scoring goals after hitting five goals past RB Leipzig in a Champions League match on Tuesday.
He told BT Sports that it was a big night for him to have scored five goals, which he described as amazing.
“It’s a big night. Firstly, I’m proud to play in this competition, I love it. Five goals! To win 7-0 is amazing,” he said.
On which of the five goals was his favourite, he said: “I’m blurry in my head. I remember shooting but not thinking. I was so tired after my celebrations.
“My super strength is scoring goals. Should I be honest? A lot of goals today, I didn’t think. I was just trying to get it into the back of the net. A lot of it is being quick in the mind and trying to put it where the goalkeeper is not.”
On City’s gameplan: Haaland said “We worked on the pressing yesterday, especially at home we have to run and press. We are so good at getting the ball.
“In my opinion, we should do this more. I think we can use this more [pressing], there is more space for the guys in between to play. Compared to last year and now we can play with a striker in behind and that’s what I’m trying to bring.”
On being replaced: “I told him [Pep Guardiola] I would love to score a double hat-trick but what can I do?”