Manchester City striker Erling Haaland commented that on Tuesday night, in the second leg of the Champions League final, his team scored 5 goals during his team’s 7-0 victory over Leipzig.
Haaland said in a post-match statement to BT Sport: “It’s a great evening. First of all, I’m proud to play in this competition, I love it and to score 5 goals to win (7-0) is amazing.” ”
And about his favorite goal of the five scored, he explained: “I was a little confused, I remember the shots, but after the goal celebration I felt exhausted.”
He added: “My strength is to score goals, I scored a lot of them today, making quick decisions when I hit the ball where there was no goalkeeper.”
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And about the substitution in the 63rd minute, he continued his remarks: “I told him (coach Pep Guardiola) that I want to score a hexagon, but what can I do?”
Speaking about Manchester City’s plan, he said: “We play on pressure, especially at home. We have to run and press. We played balls very well and I think we should do it more often.”
And he concluded: “We have to keep betting on pressing, then the players will have more space between the lines to play, compared to last year and now, we can play with a striker from behind, and this is what I try to do. “
Notably, Haaland became the youngest player to reach 30 Champions League goals at the age of 22 years and 236 days, beating Frenchman Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain star, at the age of 22 years and 352 days.
Haaland scored 30 Champions League goals in fewer Champions League appearances than any other player throughout the competition, in 25 appearances, surpassing Dutchman Ruud van Nistelrooy’s mark of 34, marking the Norwegian star’s 33 Champions League goals.