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Man City: Haaland feels different after “horrible” injury experience

Erling Haaland at Man City
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The Man City star has quickly regained his best form after returning from a two-month spell on the sidelines.

Erling Haaland scored twice as Manchester City reached the top of the Premier League standings with a 2-0 win over Everton on Saturday.

Haaland’s return from injury has been impressive, even by his own metrics. Last weekend, the 23-year-old marked his much-awaited return from injury with an assist against Brentford. The brace against Everton ensured Man City fans that their star striker is back in business as they gear up for a crucial set of matches in the second half of the campaign.

Speaking to TNT Sports after the game, Haaland said of his injury spell: “It’s been horrible, I really don’t like it. 

“But it makes you appreciate more going into training every day, meeting up for games, being a bit nervous before games, all of these things. It makes your mind think a bit different.

“Now coming into training I appreciate it so much more suddenly, because I know how it is without it. It makes you think.”

Haaland has scored a total of 51 goals in his 50 Premier League appearances for Man City. Maintaining the Norway international’s hunger for goals could prove vital in Manchester City’s quest to defend their league title.

Following their home win over Everton, City will travel to Copenhagen for a Champions League clash on Tuesday. Pep Guardiola’s side will then prepare to host Chelsea in their next league game four days later.