Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Erling Haaland has been voted the best British player of the year by the Footballers’ Association

Erling Haaland won the title with Manchester City in his first season in the Premier League and this Thursday was awarded by the Footballers’ Association (PFA) as the best player of the year in British football.

The 22-year-old striker, the first Norwegian to get this assist, is happy at the moment with the national team, but he is focused on the finals of the FA Cup finals, against Manchester United and the Champions League. against Inter, in perspective.

“There are two finals left, we have to stay focused, even though we have won the Premier League. We have to wait to achieve what we can achieve in the next two finals. I will do everything I can to get good results in the final and I hope to win both,” declared the Norwegian.

On the Champions League final, he added: “It’s good to be the favorite because it means we have the qualities, we face the game our way, our kit and in the end we’ll see who wins it.”

Haaland won 82% of the vote, 75 years after Stanley Matthews won his first trophy, ahead of Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard. “I feel good, it’s a special moment. I expected to do well, but I didn’t expect this,” added the striker.

They broke the Scandinavian record for most goals in the League in a season with 36 as City went on to claim their third consecutive title with three games to go. “To be honest, we have to take it game by game and that’s what we can focus on,” he said.

And so he concluded: “I don’t want to focus on the future or the past. I like to live in the moment and I like to take it game by game, that’s exactly what Pep Guardiola said we were going to do and that’s what we did. We are focused and achieve exactly what we set out to achieve. In the end, it is wonderful what we have done, to be after all time, and to come together as one together. An incredible and incredible feeling.’

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