Manchester City star Erling Haaland has admitted that he would have been left fuming as a member of Fulham’s defeated side at The Etihad earlier today.
City, of course, enjoyed another stellar day’s work on Saturday, putting five past Fulham to keep alive the club’s perfect start to the campaign.
Star frontman Haaland, meanwhile, proved the star of the show, notching his latest hat-trick to round out a memorable week which also saw the Norwegian bag the award for UEFA Player of the Year.
Speaking to the media on the back of the full-time whistle in Manchester, though, the Norwegian provided an insight into why so many a neutral have long become fans of Haaland’s endeavours off the pitch.
This comes owing to the prolific frontman’s unrelenting honesty.
For those who may have missed it, City bagged a go-ahead goal on the stroke of the interval this afternoon, through Nathan Ake.
Ensuing replays, though, showcased the fact that Manuel Akanji was standing in an offside position before stepping over Ake’s goal-bound header.
The assumption, in turn, was that the goal was set to be overturned by VAR.
In the end, however, the decision was made that the goal should stand, setting the stage for the hosts’ eventual romp, and leaving Fulham understandably enraged.
And, as alluded to above, one individual on the City side of things who was very much sympathetic towards the anger of the Cottagers was hat-trick hero Haaland.
Admitting that he too is of the opinion that ‘it was offside’, the former Borussia Dortmund star added that ‘I feel bad for them, I would be so angry’: