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Erling Haaland scores goals naturally

Erling Haaland scores goals naturally

Erling Haaland feels that his goalscoring ability is instinctive.

The Manchester City striker hit five goals as his team thrashed RB Leipzig 7-0 (8-1 on aggregate) to reach the Champions League quarter-finals and explained that his extraordinary gift for hitting the back of the net is totally natural.

Quizzed on his 'super-strength', Haaland said: "My super-strength? I think after scoring five goals I have to say scoring goals.

"Should I be honest? A lot of goals today I didn't think, I was just doing it. On the penalty, I was just trying to get the ball into the back of the net, same with the second goal, same with the third goal, same with every goal.

"I didn't think on every single goal. I think a lot of it is just being quick in the mind and trying to do the right thing, trying to put it where the 'keeper is not.

"I think a little bit of it is quality but a lot of it is in the head, I think."

Haaland could be the key ingredient as City bid to win the Champions League for the first time and the marksman is aware that he has been brought to the club to deliver continental glory.

He said: "Of course the club want to win the Champions League.

"They've won four out of the last five Premier League titles. They didn't bring me in to win the Premier League because they already know how to win it.

"So, you can read between the lines. I'm here to try to help the club develop even more and to win the Champions League for the first time."

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