Carragher: Haaland may have picked the wrong team

The Super Sunday panel discuss Erling Haaland’s performance against Tottenham, with Jamie Carragher suggesting the Manchester City striker may have chosen the wrong club to join to bring out the best of him.

Jamie Carragher has said that Erling Haaland ‘may have picked the wrong club’ in a debate about the forward’s impact on the Manchester City side. 

Debate raged after City’s 1-0 loss at Tottenham regarding the Norwegian’s effect on the team, with Carragher arguing that they have become a ‘lesser team’ this season following the arrival of a recognised No 9 in the shape of Haaland, even though he has scored 31 goals in just 28 matches in all competitions.

Carragher made the point that while Haaland himself has scored 25 Premier League goals, City have scored the same number as they had at this stage of last season – and have conceded more. After 21 games last season, City had scored 53 and conceded 13, this year they have scored the same number but conceded 21. 

‘I’ve felt this season when he’s scored his goals, I think we’ve only seen 60 per cent of Haaland. You think of that goal he scored on the first game of the season against West Ham, the space in behind, he makes that run,’ he said on Sky Sports. 

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