Carragher: Man City May Not Be The Right Club For Haaland

Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has suggested Erling Haaland made a mistake joining Manchester City.

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Since arriving in the Premier League at the beginning of the season, the 22-year-old marksman has already broken plenty goalscoring records. However, he was unable to find the back of the net this past matchweek as City lost 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur.

Carragher, a 2004/05 UEFA Champions League winner, believes City’s playing style may be limiting the Scandinavian from playing at his absolute best.

"You think of the goal he got vs West Ham when there was space in behind and he gets in behind," the Englishman said, as per SkySports.

"I know that's not there every time due to the way City play. He's come from a counter-attacking league where it's end to end.

"You saw his blistering pace there - we don't see it here. He might have picked the wrong club to actually get the best out of him."

The 38-time capped England international also thinks Haaland’s inclusion has had an effect on their defence.

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"We're not seeing everything of Haaland. City have scored the exact number of goals as last season. He's got 25 of them but City overall have scored the same number overall," he added.

'However, they've conceded more and are easier to counter-attack against now. They are a different - and lesser team - with Haaland in the team.

"That's not his fault. City won't play end-to-end football. That's not Pep Guardiola's way."

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