The Norwegian striker opted to join the Premier League champions from Borussia Dortmund at the end of the 2021/22 season after years of speculation regarding his next move.
Speaking to CBS Sports after scoring five of Man City’s goals in a 7-0 win against RB Leipzig in the last 16 of the Champions League, he was asked whether he felt pressure to be the man to deliver the club a first European crown.
“But of course, the club wants to win the Champions League.
“So you can read between the lines but I’m here to try to help the club develop even more, to try to win the Champions League for the first time.”
Regarding the sensation of becoming the first player since Lionel Messi to score five goals in a Champions League knockout game, Haaland said: “The feeling is amazing.
First of all to win 7-0, and then to give a ‘statement’ in this tournament, in the Champions League, which is a tournament I love.
“But in my mind, I think I always have to look for the next one and try to always reach more to stay hungry because maybe if someone scored five goals they would be happy.
“I knew I was going to score goals, because how many did City score last season?
So to be a striker in this team, when I saw them last season without a striker, I was thinking when they were crossing the ball in, ‘oh I’d love to be there’!” Haaland added.
“So I kind of knew I would score a lot of goals.
It’s an easy thing to say but I could have scored more goals.