Manchester City forward Erling Haaland scored twice at the Etihad for the first time since he returned from injury which kept him out for more than a month. The Norwegian while speaking after the 2-0 win against Everton, insisted that Kevin De Bruyne is a special player when it comes to accurate passes.
De Bruyne is one of the best assist providers in the world and even though he was only introduced to the match in the second half, the Belgian registered an assist by giving a through pass brilliantly converted by Haaland.
Haaland had capitalised on confusion at a corner that Everton argued should not have been awarded to give the City the lead in the 71 minutes of the match.
For the second goal, De Bruyne had an unusual amount of space and saw Haaland rampaging into space on Branthwaite’s blindside, he played him through on goal and the Norwegian successfully knocked the central defender off balance before putting the back into the back of the net, rendering Pickford powerless.
Speaking after the match, Haaland said with De Bruyne, he’s very certain of getting perfect passes. He stated although other teammates are not bad passers but the Belgian is slightly above them all
“With Kevin De Bruyne, I know I’m going to get it [the pass] perfect… Nothing bad about the others, but that’s the small difference, you know the ball is going to go,” Haaland to TNT Sports
He claimed that he has a natural relationship with the midfielder who has remained the best in the Premier League for the past four to five seasons.
About his relationship with De Bruyne, Haaland said: “It’s mostly natural.” Speaking about the Belgian football career, he said, “I saw for many years where he plays the ball, and he hasn’t changed for the last five years where he plays the ball. For me, it was to come in and finish those actions.”