After scoring 86 goals in just 89 appearances in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund, Erling Haaland is confident he’ll continue to do what he does best at Manchester City.
The Norwegian striker joined the Premier League giants for 60 million euros in the summer, and the expectation is that he will quickly settle into his new surroundings.
While speaking with Geoff Shreeves of Sky Sports, Haaland says he isn’t concerned about how long it may take for him to adapt to the Premier League.
“We will see about settling in,” Haaland said.
“People can take time, people can come directly into it. We have to see, but I’m not concerned. That’s life as a footballer – you have to live with it.”
Haaland has been a force to be reckoned with since announcing himself to world football, and he expects to continue that this season.
“You are a kind of entertainer,” he said. “You get judged every single week for what you do on the pitch and you have to deliver and do your best.
“For me as a striker, this is something I cannot stress about because if you think too much, you might end up doing things you don’t want to do.
“It’s all about trying to enjoy, live in the moment. People talk about what you did a year ago, but it’s the next game that counts.”
Now under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola, the 22-year-old expects to take his game to the next level under the Spanish tactician.
“This is something I have to do,” said Haaland. “As a young player, playing for Pep Guardiola, playing for the best club in England, I have to keep developing and get better at a lot of things.
“That’s what I like a lot about football, you can always develop, you can always get better at the game.
“Part of the game is to get out of your comfort zone which is something I’ve been doing and something I like because then you develop more as a human being as well.”
Haaland is expected to start for City against West Ham this Sunday, and he admit’s he’s looking forward to the occasion.
“I grew up in Norway and it’s Premier League no matter what,” he said. “Everybody watches the Premier League and has a club, so it’s Premier League all the time.”
“I’m looking forward to feeling the atmosphere and the rivalry of us against them, fans against each other. I’ve been to a lot of games in England and this is something I’ve always liked a lot.”