Erling Haaland and his arrival in Manchester surprised many, considering that few believed that the Norwegian striker would sign for Manchester City. Real Madrid and Bayern Munich were mentioned as favorites to sign this great striker.
The day before the Champions League final, in an interview with the media, Haaland spoke about the reasons for coming to Manchester. “For me, the football Pep and Man City have been playing is unreal,” Haaland said, as quoted by eurosport.com
“Everyone knows it, it’s the most beautiful football.
I wanted to be a part of that, and I felt it could be a really good fit. I also felt the trust with people I spoke with from higher up, and that was something I wanted to be part of, and also with Pep of course.
People say this and that of him, but in the end he’s the best coach.
The best coach, to be able to experience to train with him was something I wanted, and to work with him every single day was also a nice challenge and something I wanted to experience and to do. "
Erling Haalan on Pep Guardiola
Erling Haaland emphasized that Pep Guardiola is a great mentor from whom he learned a lot.
Soccer is such a game that sometimes a small detail can make a big difference. Exactly these minor differences are something that the Spanish expert puts a lot of emphasis on. Haaland is aware that he has a great career ahead of him, and that he still has a lot to learn.
When your coach is Pep Guardiola, there is no doubt that you have all the predispositions to become world class, although Haaland already is. “For me it’s about the small details in the game,” he said in response to what Guardiola has brought out of him since joining City.
How to move, when to move, it depends on the opponent of course because everyone plays differently. But it’s really about the small details, it’s difficult to say now. Against this team maybe do this, and do this differently in the next game.
It’s these kind of small things.
I’m still young, I’m still a guy that’s going develop for a long time, I’m still 22. That’s something I also think of. I feel I develop really good here, both as a person and as a player, and for me in the end that’s the most important thing”.