Manchester City soccer player Kevin De Bruyne has played down the importance of rumors about team problems and the decline in the level of Norwegian attacking star Erling Haaland.
Haaland presented amazing levels in his first season with Manchester City, scoring 34 goals for him in all competitions, but the Norwegian international star scored only three goals for the team during the last nine matches, to raise rumors about his declining level.
But De Bruyne confirmed that he does not see things in this way, explaining that the teams have become more ready to face Haaland than they were at the beginning of the season.
De Bruyne said in the press conference held on Monday to talk about the upcoming match against Leipzig on Tuesday in the second leg of the sixteenth round of the Champions League: I think this situation results from several things, but I do not feel that it has changed compared to what it was in the beginning. People might expect more from his launches, but there is always the first part of the season and then the second part. In the second part, I feel the teams are much more organized, and play with more motivation both up front and bottom, so the teams are more prepared.
He continued: He may have been more productive before when he had chances, but I don’t think we need to complain about Erling’s production. I think it’s fine.
Referring to the match that ended with the victory over Crystal Palace with a goal on Saturday, after Haaland scored her only goal from a penalty kick, De Bruyne said: If we watch the Crystal Palace match, we will see that he could have scored two goals, I do not think there is any problem, but people always expect him to He scores two or three goals, but his average is one goal per match. This sounds good to me.