Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero has hinted that Erling Haaland could take time to adapt to English football.
The Norwegian striker has arrived in the Premier League with plenty of hype following his £51million move from Borussia Dortmund earlier this summer.
However, he struggled in Manchester City’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool in the Community Shield on Saturday and missed a sitter from only a couple of yards out in the closing moments.
‘He was too used to Germany,’ Aguero said on his Twitch channel. ‘Haaland thought he was alone, then Van Dijk arrived and said “welcome to the Premier League”.’
Haaland scored 62 goals in 67 Bundesliga games across two and a half seasons for Dortmund and has been backed by bookmakers to finish as the Premier League’s top scorer in his debut campaign for City.
He will hope to emulate Aguero, who scored 23 league goals in his first season for the club after moving from Atletico Madrid in 2011. The Argentine went on to hit a total of 260 City goals, making him their all-time record goalscorer.