‘love the mindset’ – Man City fans react as Erling Haaland makes Champions League vow


Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has vowed to do ‘everything in his power’ to help the Blues win the Champions League during his time at the Etihad.

The Blues have never won the Champions League and are desperate to lift the trophy this season. Pep Guardiola’s side have reached the semi-final and final in the past two seasons, but have not yet been able to take the final step and triumph in Europe’s showpiece event.


Last season, Guardiola’s men secured a 4-3 victory over Real Madrid in the first leg of their semi-final clash. However, in the second leg, Los Blancos scored twice in the dying seconds of normal time to take the tie to extra time, before Karim Benzema scored a winning goal for Madrid in the 95th minute.

In the 2020/21 campaign, the Blues reached the Champions League final, but lost 1-0 to Premier League rivals Chelsea after Kai Havertz scored the only goal of the game late in the first half.

While City have won countless domestic trophies in recent seasons, the team’s mentality in Europe has come under question in the past few years. However, Haaland – who arrived at the Etihad from Borussia Dortmund in the summer – believes that there is a different reason for the Blues’ struggles in the Champions League.

Asked if City have lacked something mentally at crucial moments, Haaland told GQ: “Honestly, I don’t think so. Sometimes, like the game against Real Madrid last year, when you see the goal Rodrygo scores – where Asensio heads the ball and misses it, and it hits Rodrygo’s leg and goes in the goal – sometimes I think actually there is a God up there who decides these things.

“This mentality kind of thing, Madrid knowing that they’ve won it before? I don’t know if that’s a thing. Maybe.”

“I will try to do everything in my power to win trophies here with Manchester City and to try to be the game changer,” he said. “My goal is to win the Champions League, hopefully.”

These Haaland’s comments shared on Twitter gathered a number of replies from a wide range of Man City supporters.

@lovemore_tapiwa: “Am glad to hear that”

@Citymylife: “The thing i like to hear.”

@sosoeseoghene: “And we will do it.”

@cry_moreee: “Few games won’t change anything, Haaland will bring our first UCL”

@AdebayoAjulo: “I love the mindset, but don’t devolve under the pressure. You’ve got it and we love you @ErlingHaaland.”

@DenlawKen: “If you get enough passes you will definitely get goals. It’s just a matter of time.”

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