Erling Haaland has set his sights on success with Manchester City and has called the Champions League his ‘favourite competition’.
City completed the signing of Haaland from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of £51m earlier this summer, with the forward officially unveiled to the club’s supporters at a welcome event held at the Etihad on Sunday.
The Norwegian arrives with a huge reputation after scoring 86 goals in 89 games across two-and-a-half seasons at Dortmund, with Haaland admitting he can’t wait to get started in English football.
“It’s a big challenge,” Haaland said, as per the club’s official website.
“It’s a new country, new league, new coach… new everything. I know how it is to come to a new club, I have done it a couple of times before.”
“Like I have been doing my whole career, I will try to enjoy every moment and not to think too much.
“Overthinking is not a good thing. I try to relax when I can and work hard.
“Hopefully I can bring some more quality. With me as a striker, I want to have fun. When I have fun, I score goals and enjoy playing. I hope to smile a lot.”
City beat off competition from a host of Europe’s leading clubs to sign Haaland, who emerged as one of the most coveted talents in the game at Dortmund.
— Erling Haaland (@ErlingHaaland) July 10, 2022
The 21-year-old discussed his decision to sign for the Premier League champions and has set his sights on winning the game’s biggest trophies with the club.
“I had a feeling in my stomach. The way they play. I had the feeling for City,” he added.
“There are so many good players. It’s a huge potential. City are already winners and it’s already a huge potential. I am really excited.
“Every footballer wants to win trophies and become better every single day.
“Sometimes I see players pose with a trophy and I say, ‘I would love to be you’. Let’s keep working hard and hopefully I will win some trophies.
“I said it before, Champions League is my favourite competition.”