Manchester City striker Erling Haaland says he is not afraid of the pressure that comes with leading the line for the Premier League champions.
The Norwegian joined the Citizens this summer for north of £50m, although he suffered a disappointing afternoon last time in his team’s Community Shield loss to Liverpool.
However, the 22-year-old has vowed that he will enjoy taking on the responsibility of scoring goals for Pep Guardiola’s side.
“Of course, there is pressure to play for the winning champion. Premier LeagueBut in my mind it’s about trying to go out on the pitch smiling as much as I can to try to enjoy the game,” said Hollande football focus,
“Life moves fast, suddenly my career is over. You saw with my father, all of a sudden it’s over. It’s about trying to enjoy every single minute of it, I’m really lucky that I got this job and I want to enjoy it.”
The Norway international also admitted that he would not be one-minded in his pursuit of goals to the detriment of his teammates.
“As a striker, you have to be a little selfish, but nothing makes me more happy than watching another player score an open goal,” he said.
“Nothing makes me happy. Plus when he plays an open target for me, fantastic. It’s important about being selfish but in the right way and in the right circumstances. Yes, but not too much.”
Guardiola’s men travel to London Stadium to face West Ham this weekend as they aim to style their Premier League title defense.