Man City’s Haaland ‘not concerned’ about settling into Premier League

Soccer Football – Community Shield – Liverpool v Manchester City – King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain – July 30, 2022 Manchester City’s Erling Braut Haaland applauds the fans after the match REUTERS/Tony Obrien

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Aug 4 (Reuters) – Manchester City’s new signing Erling Haaland said on Thursday he had no worries settling into life in the Premier League.

Haaland, who joined City from Borussia Dortmund last month, scored in a pre-season win over Bayern Munich but missed several chances and struggled to join his new teammates in a 3-1 Community Shield loss to Liverpool.

“We’ll see how we settle in,” the 22-year-old told Sky Sports. “People can take time, people can go straight into it. We have to see, but I’m not worried. It’s a footballer’s life – you have to live with it.

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“You are kind of an artist. You are judged every week for what you do on the pitch and you have to deliver and do your best.

“For me as a striker that’s something I can’t stress because if you think too much you might end up doing things you don’t want to do. It’s about trying to take advantage , to live in the moment.”

Haaland, who signed a five-year contract at City, said he was enjoying the challenge of adjusting to playing for the champions.

“As a young player, playing for Pep Guardiola, playing for the best club in England, I have to keep developing and improving in a lot of things,” Haaland said.

“That’s what I love about football, you can always develop, you can always improve in the game.

“Part of the game is stepping out of your comfort zone, which I did and something I love because then you grow more as a human being.”

Haaland is set to make his Premier League debut for City when they travel to face West Ham United on August 7.

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Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bangalore; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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