Manchester City forward Erling Haaland has opened up about life in Manchester and the club amidst the speculations that he could leave the Premier League champions to join Real Madrid.
The Norwegian is returning to full match sharpness having recovered from a bone stress problem in his foot that kept him out of action since December 6, 2023. He played a part in the City’s comfortable win against Burley and may secure a place in the first team when they welcome Brentford to the Etihad on Monday.
Speaking ahead of the match, Erling Haaland stated that he’s delighted with Manchester City and would like to have another incredible season with the team.
“My first weeks and months, I wanted to get settled in the team as quickly as possible,” Haaland said. “To get to know people, get to know the whole club and how they play and how they do things.”
According to the striker, his first ambition at the club was to win the UEFA Champions League and hopefully, they can do it again after winning the trophy for the first time in club history on his debut campaign.
“In the big picture it was to win the Champions League. That’s what I said when I came here, that was the goal. From the first day I came here, I enjoyed it,” Erling Haaland said.
“There are good vibes in the locker room and the CFA, so I felt it was a place I want to come to and an environment I wanted to be in and I think you saw that on the pitch as well. The Club won the Premier League two years in a row before so there was a lot of pressure there.
“We were behind (Arsenal and league leaders) for 248 days or something, so there was pressure there. If I came in and we didn’t win the Premier League it would have been like: ‘You came in and destroyed everything!’
“But to win that, we did good in the Champions League and of course the FA Cup, to get the full Treble was unreal and an amazing first season.”