ERLING HAALAND IS CRISTIANO RONALDO, ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC & MORE SUPERSTARS IN ONE
Written by Mafken FM Newsroom on 3 October 2022
His three goals in the 6-3 thrashing of Manchester United at Etihad Stadium ensured he became the first player to net three successive hat-tricks at home in the Premier League.
The 22-year-old is so used to scoring – and scoring hat-tricks – that he nonchalantly put his arm around team-mate Phil Foden in their post-match interview and joked they could have a match ball each after the Stockport-born forward also netted three against United.
Former United and City goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel told BBC Radio 5 Live you could “see different players in Haaland” and he is like the “top strikers all in one”.
“The biggest part of a good striker is patience. I played against some of the best strikers and when they go missing is when you really have to concentrate,” added Schmeichel.
“The Cristiano Ronaldos, the Filippo Inzaghis of this world – they disappear then all of a sudden they get the chance.
“When you look at Haaland, you see different players. That Zlatan-like goal, and Ronaldo is in there too. You see top, top strikers in one.
“That is why he is so dangerous. He has the luxury of seeing many top strikers and they are all put into one player.”