Erling Haaland

NorthamptonBlue

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I agree with most of that but just cos it didn't work with Ibrahimabitch at Barca it doesn't mean that it won't work with Haaland at City....e.g. we don't have a Messi. Also I'm not convinced that he'll play the same role at City as he does at Dortmund. I still have a crazy feeling that he could be deployed wide to run into the box like Foden does. I am probably wrong but the point is that even though there are similarities there are also differences and if it does happen we'll just have to hope for the best. :-)

I think he will play front and centre to give the midfield something to aim for. Kev, Foden and Mr Whippy can consistently put the ball straight onto the head of one of our midget players. Imagine how often they would find a monster like Haaland.
 

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I think he will play front and centre to give the midfield something to aim for. Kev, Foden and Mr Whippy can consistently put the ball straight onto the head of one of our midget players. Imagine how often they would find a monster like Haaland.
Ironically, heading is probably Haaland's least developed skill
 

Dobsy

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Haaland given his body just cannot press like Pep wants. I think it can even turn out like when he signed Ibra for Barca and it just did not click despite Ibra being a proven goalscorer (and imagine how much he will score Messi, Pedro, Iniesta, Xavi, Dani Alves feeding him etc...)and still is at age 40 for Milan.

Villa, Eto and Lewandowski were imo much more built for Pep style football in CF position than Ibra/Haaland.

But we need someone because imo Jesus does not come close to above mentioned strikers when it comes to killer instinct and sheer amount of goals, and Aguero is off.

Jesus can press, and run around, hassle defenders, but would he score 30 goals in PL?
over 2-3 seasons yes...

What is it about Haaland physically that stops him pressing?

Comparison with Ibrahimovic seems to imply it's pace? The guy is lightning quick, like Walker/Sane level fast.
 

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What is it about Haaland physically that stops him pressing?

Comparison with Ibrahimovic seems to imply it's pace? The guy is lightning quick, like Walker/Sane level fast.
Like most big guys probably stamina over 90 mins. Not saying haaland cant, just saying its a possible reason.
 

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