Few teams found the answer on how to stop Erling Braut Haaland. Sweden became, on Sunday, the latest victim of Brian’s goal machine.
The Norwegian is ready for Manchester City after two and a half seasons in Borussia Dortmund and the Bundesliga. Here he finished the attacking star with 86 goals in 89 matches.
However, many believe that success is not guaranteed when he now plays for the Premier League champions. It has to adapt to a completely new system.
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Former Manchester City and Liverpool player Dietmar Hamann doesn’t think Haaland will have as much room for fun as in Dortmund.
If he has room, he’s almost unstoppable, but he won’t get that much space at Manchester City. He also says that it is the first time that City has obtained a clear number nine TalkSport.
He still thinks Haaland has good chances of becoming the Premier League’s top scorer, but he thinks he has to adapt.
Guardiola likes to use wings or midfielders at the top who can combine with others. Haaland is good at handling his feet, but not as good as Grealish, Foden or Sterling, who all played the attacking role, Hamann says and concludes:
– It will be interesting to see how they play, because you have to feed him the ball. I don’t think they can play like they used to. The more you play live, the more goals it gives you.
Various playing styles
Local newspaper Manchester Evening News He believes that Dortmund and Dortmund’s different playing styles could be a problem.
– City have a more cautious structure and dominance on the ball than Dortmund, who save more. Haaland scored several goals from Dortmund’s ability to attract defense before running. The newspaper wrote on Wednesday morning that teams were unlikely to take any risks against City.
Manchester newspaper believe star playmaker Kevin De Bruyne could be an important piece for Haaland when he has to adapt at the Etihad Stadium. At the same time, the Belgian believes that the Norwegian can help himself.
– I think it would be good to have a striker who can score 20-25 goals per season. Maybe his arrival can help me and. It has been years since I received more scorers than this year, he said De Bruyne about moving.
Last season, De Bruyne scored 8 assists in the Premier League. The two seasons before that earned him 12th and 20th, respectively.
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