#sports activities Erling Haaland’s INCREDIBLE flying volley ‘exhibits he can deliver Champions League glory for Man City’
Erling Haaland’s INCREDIBLE flying volley confirmed he can deliver Champions League glory for Man City this season, insists Rio Ferdinand… as Pep Guardiola compares him to Johan Cruyff
- Erling Haaland scored a wonderful winner to assist Man City beat Borussia Dortmund
- The Norwegian striker moved from Dortmund to Manchester in July for £51m
- Haaland netted an acrobatic effort as City received the Champions League tie 2-1
- Pundit Rio Ferdinand heaped reward on the 22-year-old for ‘making a distinction’
- The Man United icon claimed the objective exhibits he can deliver City European glory
- City boss Pep Guardiola in contrast his strike to Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff
Erling Haaland’s good improvised winner in opposition to Borussia Dortmund proves he can deliver Manchester City European glory, claims Rio Ferdinand.
The Norwegian, who moved from Dortmund to City in July for £51million, scored an unimaginable flying volley within the 84th minute to assist Pep Guardiola’s males beat the Bundesliga facet 2-1 within the Champions League group stage on Wednesday night time.
And Manchester United icon Rio Ferdinand, working as a pundit for BT Sport, insisted the strike – in contrast by Guardiola to Johan Cruyff’s genius – exhibits he can deliver City the Champions League title they crave.
Erling Haaland’s good improvised winner in opposition to Borussia Dortmund (pictured above) proves he can deliver Manchester City European glory, claims BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand
The Man United icon stated the objective exhibits Haaland can deliver City a Champions League title
He stated: ‘They’ve obtained that means of profitable that they used to not be capable to. (Joao) Cancelo crossing that means within the sport and so they know somebody can get on the tip of it.
‘Zlatan (AC Milan striker Ibrahimovic) might be the one kind of participant that might rating that objective. Haaland is the participant that can make a distinction and (assist City) go on and win the Champions League.
‘He’s a striker that you simply have a look at within the altering room and also you suppose ‘he’s that one striker who simply wants one probability. That man will get us out if it if we aren’t on the races right this moment.”
Guardiola waxed lyrical after the match, including: ‘What a objective. I bear in mind once I was at Barcelona, Cruyff scored an identical objective in opposition to Atletico and it is good having him, like Johan.’
Jude Bellingham’s header shortly earlier than the hour had put the guests forward on the Etihad Stadium.
City supervisor Pep Guardiola in contrast Haaland’s talent to Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff
Defender John Stones, usually a centre half however enjoying at proper again, then picked up the ball in a half-space on the right-hand facet and lashed in an outstanding dipping 20-yard effort with 10 minutes left, earlier than Haaland volleyed house Joao Cancelo’s cross.
When advised his winner was nearly like City had written their very own script, Haaland advised BT Sport: ‘Yeah, it was. In the tip, we confirmed what we’re. This is what we’re, that is how we’ve got to play and I’m happy with the final 20-Half-hour.’
While Stones, he then joked: ‘Two great objectives right this moment, mine was a bit higher actually! But yeah, Cancelo, good cross.’
After BT Sport journalist Des Kelly requested Haaland to discuss Dortmund defenders denying him house and stated ‘they clearly know how you can cease you’, he responded: ‘They did not cease me, I scored!
‘But yeah, they performed effectively, they have been good. I used to be fairly positive I used to be going to be adopted the entire sport as a result of Edin (Dortmund boss Terzic) is aware of me very effectively. Dortmund have been actually good right this moment however in the long run, three factors is what issues.’
The Norwegian celebrity then joked to John Stones (left) that his objective was a ‘little bit higher’
Fellow goalscorer Stones added in the identical interview: ‘I attempt to take up these positions (for my objective).
‘The supervisor desires us in these sorts of areas for issues like that and to regulate the counter-attack as effectively, we’re in good positions for balls that come to our facet of the field, choosing up the items. I used to be getting a number of shouts however I made a decision to drag the set off and it got here off.
‘It was troublesome. We have been undoubtedly not at our greatest tonight. First half we did not play on the tempo we should always have, we did not use the ball effectively, had plenty of sloppy passes and issues like that.
‘At half-time we had some stern phrases between one another and tried to alter that for the second half, I believe we did as effectively.’
Haaland, who admitted it was ‘good to see’ his former team-mates, later joked to Dortmund employees ‘Don’t beat me up’ as he walked previous them within the tunnel after the sport.