The Norwegian striker was one of, if not the most important, Manchester City player when they won the treble in 2022/23. Haaland scored 52 goals in a total of 53 matches, including 36 goals in the English Premier League, to be named the season's top scorer with the season's goalscoring record.
Haaland is practically saddled with even greater expectations in his second season with the Citizens. The 23-year-old striker proved himself once again after Manchester City beat Burnley 3-0 in their first league game last Saturday.
Erling Haaland found the net twice in 36 minutes, finishing with a total of four tries.
Manchester City will need Haaland's precision in executing six more competitions. Aki believes that his teammate has not lost motivation after the extraordinary achievements in the previous season.
“He's motivated to do it, that's for sure,” Aki said after the match reported by MEN. “He'll keep going match after match I'm sure, hopefully he can get there again.”
“This is Erling, it was great to watch. His finishing tonight was very good. But also the few times he was in one-on-one situations and being able to see his strengths and how we can use him is perfect for this team. ”
Manchester City need goals from Erling Haaland in a bid to win the UEFA Super Cup 2023, midway through this week. European League champions Man City will face Sevilla in Athens, Greece on Thursday (17/8) FIVB.