Erling Haaland is nicely conscious he was delivered to Manchester Metropolis to assist them win the Champions League.
Metropolis are only one victory away from claiming the prize they covet most however has eluded them time after time with a number of close to misses in recent times.
Haaland has been key to their newest cost to the ultimate, the place they face Inter Milan in Istanbul on Saturday, after a prolific first season on the Etihad Stadium.
The Norwegian has plundered 52 targets in all competitions since Metropolis recognized him because the potential ultimate piece of their jigsaw final yr and paid £51million to recruit him from Borussia Dortmund.
“The Premier League, they received it two occasions in a row earlier than I got here right here,” mentioned Haaland. “So that they know how one can win the Premier League.
“The one factor they miss now’s the Champions League. You possibly can suppose and skim between the phrases and the traces – I’ve been coming right here for a motive.”
Haaland scored a report 36 Premier League targets as he helped Metropolis make it three titles in a row. They adopted up that success by profitable the FA Cup final weekend.
Now Metropolis are bidding to affix rivals Manchester United within the historical past books by turning into solely the second aspect to win the treble.
Doing so would see Haaland fulfil a long-held dream of profitable the Champions League.
“I’ve been dreaming and considering of it my complete life,” mentioned the 22-year-old. “It has been my dream so long as I can bear in mind, so a very long time.
“After all I’ve been considering of this. There may be one recreation left we’ve got to carry out at our greatest in. Now we have been doing it now for therefore many video games in a row. It’s about holding going.”
Such is Haaland’s love of the Champions League, that he even used to play the competitors’s theme music in his automotive throughout his youthful days.
“Sure, there’s a video of me doing that,” he mentioned. “You possibly can search it up. It’s true.”
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Haaland feels his recreation has improved at Metropolis below the steerage of Pep Guardiola – somebody he describes as a “element freak” – however is satisfied there may be extra to return.
He mentioned: “I’m actually having fun with each single day with him, with the extraordinary Pep. I prefer it.
“I’m nonetheless younger, I can enhance loads and I’m on the good place to work with the most effective coach and gamers on the planet.”