Manchester City star Erling Haaland has already bagged a brace in the first half of the FA Cup quarter-final clash against Burnley. Gary Lineker reacted to the Norwegian attacker’s incredible goalscoring form this season.
Haaland has now scored 41 goals so far this season. Considering it’s only March and the season has been halted for a month due to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Haaland’s feat is quite extraordinary.
Lineker praised the striker for his achievement when he wrote on Twitter:
“40th goal of the season for @ErlingHaaland. 40 goals in mid-March. Crazy.”
Erling Haaland he joined Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund in the summer. He has taken only 37 games to score 41 goals since his arrival.
Haaland is also the top scorer in the Premier League with 28 goals to his name and could easily break the league’s all-time goalscoring record in a single season. Mohamed Salah currently holds the record with 32 goals in the 2017-18 season.
The Norwegian recently scored five goals against RB Leipzig during City’s UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg. He became the third player in the competition’s history (alongside Lionel Messi and Luiz Adriano) to score five in a single match.
Lothar Matthaus made a startling claim involving Manchester City attacker Erling Haaland
Bayern Munich they start to face manchester city in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League. The prospect of facing Erling Haaland and company is terrifying for any team in the world.
The 1990 World Cup winner Lothar Matthaus, however, did not make much of Haaland’s fear factor. He told Sky Germany (via Daily Mail):
“Haaland played against Bayern more often and scored less. You don’t have to be afraid of him.”
Haaland used to be a direct rival of the Bavarians during his Bundesliga spell with Borussia Dortmund. He has scored five goals and provided one assist in seven games against Bayern with Dortmund.
Bayern is coming off a 3-0 aggregate victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16. Julian Nagelsmann’s side did not concede a single goal in 180 minutes against the likes of Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe. Therefore, it is understandable that Matthaus is confident in Bayern’s ability.