Manchester City has already come a long way in their bid to become the next European giants. Although they have yet to get their hands on the UEFA Champions League trophy, they are still regarded as one of the favorites. They have had some of Europe's biggest stars like Kevin De Bruyne, Gundogan and Mahrez without getting past the finish line in Europe's biggest club tournament.
With so much firepower at their disposal, there was always a feeling that something was missing. Pep Guardiola has made efforts to strengthen the squad further with players capable of helping the team dominate games against stronger teams in Europe's top competition as per NJ.Bet. Erling Haaland is a strong addition this season, and everyone is hoping he will bring the elusive trophy to the blue side of Manchester for a change.
Manchester City's chances of winning the Champions League appear strong this season. They have stormed past the group stages and now face RB Leipzig in the round of 16. Despite being one of the most successful teams in England in recent years, Pep would be eager to add another Champions League feather to his hat (having previously won it with Barcelona). The chances are encouraging, the expectations are also high, and so far there is hope for Manchester City.
Things are expected to change this season because Erling Haaland was brought in to help. Haaland is a Norwegian international footballer who plays as a striker for Manchester City, and he’s known for his ability to score goals at pivotal moments during matches. If Haaland can help Manchester City win more matches and get into a position where the team can make it to the Champions League finals this season, then it’ll be possible for them to finally achieve their goal.
Similar to Messi?
Many are comparing Erling Haaland to the likes of Lionel Messi, as they are hoping Haaland can help the team advance in the competition. Although Messi has maintained his consistency throughout his career, filling Messi’s shoes will be a big task for Haaland.
Haaland has scored five goals in the Champions League and 18 in the Premier League so far. However, only time will tell if he can continue with his form and keep scoring goals in his maiden season in England.
This year Manchester City has been a force to be reckoned with. Under the guidance of manager Pep Guardiola, Manchester City has dominated in the Champions League and Premier League. With the addition of Haaland, they have proved themselves to be one of the most dominant teams in England. They have also become a contender for the Champions League trophy.
Although they seem to be on course to repeat their Premier League success, will lady luck finally favor them in the Champions League knockout stages? Fans can't wait for the domestic season to restart after the FIFA World Cup that’s currently underway in Qatar.