“He was a little bit angry,” says a Manchester City player about Erling Haaland
Sergio Gomez, a defender for Manchester City, said that Erling Haaland was upset with his teammates after the Manchester derby, even though he scored a hat-trick. The 22-year-old continued his incredible start at the Etihad Stadium by scoring his 17th goal in his first 11 games. On October 2, his hat-trick helped City beat Manchester United 6-3 in the Premier League.
The goal that gave the Norwegian superstar his hat trick was set up by a low cross from Gomez.
At a press conference, the defender said nothing but good things about Haaland and said that he is also learning from the Norwegian. The Manchester Evening News says that Gomez said:
“Yes, we are happy to have him. He’s the same in training and sometimes does more spectacular things in the sessions. But it’s great to have him in the squad. We know what he’s capable of. We’re happy to have him with us because he’s an incredible player.”
“When I’m in the dugout, I enjoy Erling (Haaland) the same way you do. He’s amazing, we’re very happy to have him with us. He’s an outstanding player, we are aware of how important he is to us and we’re used to seeing him more often than you. You see him every three days. But as far as I’m concerned, I try to learn from him as much as I can, especially the hunger and ambition he has.”
However, the defender admitted that Haaland was unhappy that his Manchester City teammates had conceded three goals. He said:
“He doesn’t settle for one goal, he wants to score the second or third, he wants more. The other day in the derby, after conceding the third goal he was a little bit angry because he wanted more, he wanted a clean sheet, so it’s important to learn that hunger and ambition he has.”
Erling Haaland’s new teammate from the summer says he will work hard to get Manchester City to the top spot.
Gomez came in for an injured Kyle Walker against Manchester United, but he hasn’t started a league game for Manchester City yet. The 22-year-old came from Anderlecht in the summer, and he wants to make it hard for Pep Guardiola to decide which players to play in the next few weeks. The Spanish player for the U21 team said:
“It’s true when you come to a big club it’s a big challenge but I’m happy with my adaptation to City. Both teammates and the coaching staff helped me adapt quickly. I always try to work hard to have chances to play more, to train harder, and make it difficult for Pep to choose a starting XI.”
“I’ve indeed been to great clubs before, young players always work hard to reach this level, so I’m happy for the minutes and opportunities I’m having at Manchester City.”