Erling Haaland makes an intriguing admission following his stellar performance in Man City’s 3-1 victory against Leeds United

Erling Haaland makes an intriguing admission following his stellar performance in Man City’s 3-1 victory against Leeds United

Erling Haaland has acknowledged that he did not celebrate his two goals against Leeds United because he was born in the city and has “respect” for the team.

After scoring twice against Leeds United on Wednesday, Erling Haaland brought his Premier League goal total to 20, but the Norwegian international refrained from celebrating.

After Jack Grealish intercepted a pass in midfield and set up Haaland in front of an open goal for the 2-0 lead, his first goal, which came in the 51st minute, was one of the simplest he will score all season.

Haaland scored goal number 20 of the year in the 64th minute. Grealish once more set up the striker, and they worked together for a one-two just inside the box before Haaland slammed the ball home for City’s third and final goal of the evening.

Haaland opted to have a subdued celebration for both goals. He said to VG, “There was a plan. I had no desire to rejoice. Since I was born in Leeds, I respect the team.”

He went on: “Naturally, I congratulated Jack Grealish and said, ‘Great effort!’ because those were two excellent assists.

Mum and dad were present at the stadium. That is unique. I used to have a Leeds jersey with Eirik Bakke’s name on the back and a City jersey with my dad’s name on it.”

Alfie, Erling’s father, was a Whites player when his kid was born 22 years ago. Despite the fact that he was only a few months old, Alfie decided to move to City.

Before breaking his leg as a result of an appalling challenge by Roy Keane, the 50-year-old was a hero at the club.

Despite playing a few games in the fourth division of Norwegian football with Rosseland, Alfie was forced to retire from the top level of the game after the event.

Haaland has an incredible club record, and colleague Kevin de Bruyne believes the forward can score at an astronomical rate for the rest of his career to reach astronomical numbers.

De Bruyne stated, “It’s really difficult to compare strikers since they are all so different. They all play the same position, but some are physical players and some are lightning-quick runners, and they can all put goals in the net for fun.

Due to his advanced age, Erling hasn’t, although they’ve all amassed 300 or 400 goals. Erling may be able to surpass that because he is so driven by goals.

If he remains in shape and continues to do what he does, he can definitely reach 600, 700, or 800 goals since he now has about 200.

Haaland has scored more than nine entire Premier League clubs this season, including Chelsea, with his 20 goals before the new year of his debut season with Manchester City.

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