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Erling Haaland’s brilliant response to critics who claim he doesn’t touch the ball enough

Erling Haaland was asked about those who criticise him for a lack of touches during matches.


Erling Haaland has made the most amazing start to life at Manchester City taking both the Premier League and Champions League by storm.

The striker has netted a remarkable 13 times in his nine matches for his new club.

But inevitably when you’re that good, you will still receive some criticism and for Haaland that has been for his lack of touches during 90 minutes.

“My dream is to touch the ball five times and score five goals!”

Against Borussia Dortmund, Haaland managed just 22 touches with only BVB forward Anthony Modeste having fewer (21).

The 22-year-old had far from his best performance and was a passenger at times, but in the end, he managed to make the difference by scoring the winning goal.

He netted an extraordinary one too as he produced an acrobatic effort to get on the end of a sumptuous João Cancelo cross.

It has been a similar story across the season so far for Haaland, with few touches but plenty of goals.

When asked about whether he cares how many times he touches the ball, Haaland replied: “My dream is to touch the ball five times and score five goals...

“That is my biggest dream!”


Jamie Brown

Jamie Brown

Writer for 101 Great Goals since 2017. Founder of @Daily_Hotspur.



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