Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero has criticized the performance of striker Erling Haaland in the Community Shield against Liverpool last weekend.
Aguero said Haaland was too used to Germany after the Norway international failed to score in Manchester City’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at the King Power Stadium.
Haaland missed a series of chances before scoring three goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez with a minute remaining to ensure Liverpool beat the Premier League champions.
The 22-year-old also struggled to break down Liverpool’s central defenders Joel Matip and Virgil Van Dijk.
And Aguero has now suggested that Haaland may need time to adjust to English soccer after his disappointing performance in the Community Shield.
“He was too used to Germany,” Aguero said on his Twitch channel.
“Haaland thought he was on his own, then Van Dijk came and said, ‘Welcome to the Premier League’.”
Haaland scored 62 goals in 67 Bundesliga games for Borussia Dortmund in two and a half seasons and is touted by bookmakers as the top scorer in the English Premier League in his first season for Pep Guardiola’s side.