Manchester City forward Erling Haaland has picked Cristiano Ronaldo’s right foot instead of Lionel Messi’s left.
The interviewer asked Haaland: “Ronaldo’s right foot vs Messi’s left foot?”
Haaland replied: “Since I have an okay left foot, I would prefer to take Cristiano’s right foot.”
The Norwegian had an astonishing debut season in Premier League history.
“Ronaldo’s right foot vs Messi’s left foot?”
Haaland: “Since I have an okay left foot, I would prefer to take Cristiano’s right foot”. pic.twitter.com/Nn4ewMcmw9
— All Things Cristiano (@CristianoTalk) May 26, 2023
Starting with the two-goal performance against West Ham on the opening weekend, Haaland has taken English soccer by storm.
A mind-blowing 36 goals, four hat tricks (including three in successive home games), scissor-kick acrobatics and a bunch of scoring records including the most goals in a 38-game or 42-game season.
And Haaland could easily have gotten more had Pep Guardiola not chosen to bring the fearsome Norway striker off early at times to manage his fitness.
Haaland has added a new dimension to Guardiola’s attack, given he can play as a target man when City has possession and as a counterattacking weapon on the rare occasions the team is not dominating the ball.