Sergio Aguero believes Erling Haaland will need time to adjust to Manchester City and English football because he is “too used to Germany.”
Haaland had a trying afternoon as City lost 3-1 to Liverpool in the Community Shield match on Saturday, his first significant test since his £51 million transfer from Borussia Dortmund.
The 22-year-old and his new teammates didn’t fully gel, as evidenced by the striker’s numerous excellent runs that went unrewarded.
Remember how Darwin Nunez, a recent signing for Liverpool, was compared because of his performance in the Community Shield? Nunez has proven this season that he is capable of adjusting to and flourishing in the Premier League, unlike Haaland.
However, during 90 minutes, Haaland only completed seven passes, which is simply unacceptable for a Pep Guardiola squad. Haaland was instrumental in the sequence in which Julian Alvarez scored City’s equalizer, but the Norwegian attacker eventually had a forgettable day due to a late miss from a few yards away.
Aguero, the Blues’ all-time leading scorer and creator of the most famous goal in club history, is one player who is more aware of how challenging it is to play for City and be successful in England.
Argentine striker Sergio Leonel Aguero del Castillo, commonly known as Kun Agüero, was a former professional football player.
During his ten-year stint with Manchester City, he was regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation and one of the greatest players in Premier League history.
After Saturday’s game, Aguero commented on Twitch that Haaland would need some time to adjust due to the physicality and caliber of Premier League defenders.
“He was too accustomed to Germany”, claimed Aguero. When Virgil van Dijk arrived and wished Haaland a “welcome to the Premier League,” Haaland initially believed he was alone.
According to some, the English Premier League is one of the toughest of Europe’s Top 6 Leagues, and many players discover that they must adjust during their first season.
Aguero is correct that Haaland should be given time to adjust and settle in; it may be unfair to assess him after just one game against a team as formidable as Liverpool. Without a doubt, he will score a lot of goals for Guardiola’s team after that is over.
The opportunity for players to become accustomed to the ways of the League they joined is gone because EPL fans, unlike in the past, do not have the patience to wait for them to succeed.
This particularly puts players on the edge to perform well and avoid fan criticism since, aside from the critics, if performance is subpar, the player may drop out of the starting lineup of the team starting lineup.
How well will Erling Haaland do at Manchester City? Will Sergio Aguero’s legacy at the Etihad Stadium be surpassed or exceeded by Norway International? In any case, only time will tell.