Sergio Aguero Warns Erling Haaland Will Take Time to Adapt to EPL After Poor Showing in Community Shield

Sergio Aguero Warns Erling Haaland Will Take Time to Adapt to EPL After Poor Showing in Community Shield

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
In this article:
English Premier League logo
ENG Premier League
  • Former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has appeared to criticise Erling Haaland's performance against Manchester City
  • Haaland missed an open chance in the game as he struggled to compete against Liverpool's centre-backs Joel Matip and Virgil Van Dijk
  • Aguero knows a thing or two about the Premier League, having left City as the club's top scorer in a highly-succesful spell in England

Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero has warned that the club's new striker Erling Haaland will take time to get going in the English Premier League.

Haaland was below his expected best when he made his competitive debut for the club against Liverpool in the Community Shield. The Norwegian striker was guilty of missing a chance with a gaping goal in front of him.

Virgil Van Dijk, Manchester City, Erling Haaland, Sergio Aguero, Community Shield, English Premier League
Erling Haaland and Virgil Van Dijk in action during the FA Community Shield. Photo by Kieran Galvin.
Source: Getty Images

His Liverpool counterpart Darwin Nunez came off the bench to win the game for the Reds. Haaland found it hard to fare against Virgil Van Dijk, one of the best centre-backs in the game.

Exciting feature: Check out news exactly for YOU ➡️ find "Recommended for you" block and enjoy!

Speaking on his Twitch channel, as quoted by the Daily Mail, Aguero quipped that Haaland was given a proper welcome to English top-flight.

He was too used to Germany. Haaland thought he was alone, then Van Dijk arrived and said, "welcome to the Premier League."

The narrative has always been that the English League is stiffer and more fast-paced. Strikers from the German League have struggled before in the Premier League, Chelsea's Timo Werner a perfect example.

Aguero is a legend in his own right, having left Manchester City as the club's top-scorer before joining Barcelona, where his career was prematurely cut off by a heart problem.

Kevin De Bruyne angry at Erling Haaland in game against Liverpool

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Kevin de Bruyne could hardly hide his fury at Erling Haaland during Man City's 3-1 defeat in the hands of Liverpool during the Community Shield on Saturday, July 30.

De Bruyne and Haaland were drafted into City's starting lineup during the Premier League curtain-raiser staged at the King Power Stadium.

However, the two were unable to strike the perfect partnership many fans had hoped for as they struggled to link up during the clash.

Martin Moses photo
Martin Moses
Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)