Erling Haaland has indirectly sent a word of warning to Manchester City’s rivals across competitions this season by discussing his ambitions to improve even further.
City remain in contention for a back-to-back Treble this season as they compete strongly at the very top of the Premier League, whilst also having FA Cup fifth round and Champions League last-16 ties to contend with over the coming weeks.
Despite a largely successful first-half to the season, Manchester City have been further boosted by the return of Erling Haaland to full fitness after the Norway international battled with a bone stress problem in his foot over the last two months.
Haaland has been Manchester City’s stand-out performer in front of goal so far this season, providing a total of 24 goal contributions across all competitions, level with Julian Alvarez – who has operated in the striker role during Haaland’s absence.
Speaking to Manchester City’s official club podcast this week, and despite his staggering start to the season, Erling Haaland revealed there are ‘loads of things’ he feels he should improve on, but admits that there is not much time to train elements of his game.
“There’s loads of things to still improve. When you play so many games, it’s difficult to train because you have to get ready and do the stuff that gets you fit for the next game,” Haaland explained.
The Norwegian striker continued, “I want to become even better with the team, to be more solid with the team and to perform in the biggest games. And I want to recreate the things we did last season.”
Erling Haaland is said to be ready to start for Manchester City, according to his manager Pep Guardiola speaking during his pre-match press conference this week, with Brentford being the club’s next opponents on Monday night.
City travel to the Brentford Community Stadium in the knowledge that only a victory will somewhat suffice should they wish to continue piling on the pressure on the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal at the top of the division.
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