Erling Haaland said on Sunday that he is not concerned about settling in the Premier League after his move to Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund.
The Norwegian striker made his debut for City on Sunday at the King Power Stadium against Liverpool in the Community Shield game. He had a miserable evening as he missed a great opportunity from six yards in a 3-1 loss.
The 22-year-old carries a weight of expectation as the reigning champions’ star acquisition ahead of the 2022–23 season, but he is unconcerned about the potential that it might take time to adjust to a new league. “We will see about settling in,” he told Sky Sports.
“People can take time, people can come directly into it. We have to see, but I’m not concerned. That’s life as a footballer – you have to live with it. You are a kind of entertainer. You get judged every single week for what you do on the pitch, and you have to deliver and do your best.
“For me as a striker, this is something I cannot stress about because if you think too much, you might end up doing things you don’t want to do. It’s all about trying to enjoy and live in the moment. People talk about what you did a year ago, but it’s the next game that counts,” he added. Before moving to England, Haaland scored an incredible 86 goals in just 89 games in all competitions for Dortmund, making him a top target for the best players in Europe.