April 1, 2023

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Erling Haaland over the moon after five cheerleaders (and praising Kevin De Bruyne): ‘I was so tired after all those celebrations’

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Erling Haaland was the star of the evening. And the Norwegian phenomenon scored no less than five times (!) For Manchester City in the return match against RB Leipzig. He single-handedly destroyed the Germans and catapulted City to the Champions League quarter-finals.

Valerie van Avermaet

Big nightHaaland said proudly after City’s 7-0 win. “I love this competition. Five goals, winning 7-0 in this competition – I’m really happy. I even get a fog in my head so I don’t remember the targets.” “I remember shooting and not thinking. I was so tired after all those celebrations.”

“It was kind of a statement to show that we still have great players who are capable of doing this kind of thing at home. What is my superpower? After five goals I would say scoring goals. Compared to last year, I think City can now play in a different way, With a striker. That’s what I’m trying to convey. I told Guardiola when I came off that I wanted to score a hat-trick, but there was nothing I could do about it,” Haaland signaled his substitution to applause on the hour mark.

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Kevin De Bruyne also finished well. Haaland praised his teammate: “We worked on pressure in training on Monday. Especially at home, we have to walk and press. We are very good at winning the ball and charging forward, especially when Kevin De Bruyne gets the ball and can advance towards the goal.”

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