Phil Foden finds it a “real pleasure” to play alongside Erling Haaland at Manchester City.
In his debut campaign in the Premier League, the Norwegian forward who suffered an injury lately, has been in devastating form and topping the scoring charts with 28 goals in 26 matches.
Haaland’s heroics haven’t been confined to the title push, where they are currently eight points behind Arsenal but have one game in hand. Before the international break, he scored eight goals in his last two matches.
During the FA Cup match against Burnley, Haaland completed his hat-trick by scoring a rebound goal after Foden hit the post. Foden was left surprised by Haaland’s exceptional positioning.
Haaland is the Premier League’s top scorer with 28 goals in his debut season in England.
The England forward told Talksport: “It’s a pleasure, I don’t know how he does it. The one that I hit off the post, he always seems to be in the right place, expecting things, little ricochets, and things like that.
“The way his brain works, he always seems to be in the right place to finish the ball, and to play with a player like that it’s always a massive boost for us because when it’s a tight game and it’s 0-0, there’s not a lot of chances, we’ve been relying on him to get us a goal and it’s a real pleasure to play with him.”
Although Haaland has an impressive scoring record, some people have questioned whether City’s number nine restricts the team’s style of play, which is typically associated with Pep Guardiola’s approach. However, Foden disagrees with this viewpoint.
“He’s helped us in a way of finding a different way to play,” Foden added.
“In previous years we didn’t really have a striker, and now he’s here we’ve adapted a little bit, and we’re even still getting used to him now, so it’s good for the team, and it’s only going to help us in the future.
“It makes my job easier being an attacking player and looking at someone that wants to score goals and is always ready and in the box it makes it a lot easier.”