Piers Morgan couldn’t resist making a playful jab at Erling Haaland after a tough performance for the Manchester City star in the Community Shield. The Norwegian striker started the match against Arsenal at Wembley but was substituted in the second half without making much of an impact. However, that didn’t stop him from taunting the Gunners’ fans.
As Haaland made his way off the pitch, he held up three fingers, seemingly referencing the three trophies won by Man City last season. This gesture was a reminder of City’s success in winning the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League, becoming the first English side to achieve the treble since Manchester United in 1999. Haaland played a crucial role in City’s triumph, scoring 52 goals and providing nine assists throughout the campaign.
Despite his impressive performances last season, Haaland is currently experiencing a goal drought. He has failed to score in his last six competitive appearances, which is unusual for him as he has never gone more than three games without scoring for the club. In addition, he didn’t even attempt a shot in two matches, including the recent one against Tottenham.
While it’s not suggested that Haaland has lost his touch, Arsenal fan Piers Morgan couldn’t resist sending a social media message to the City striker, simply writing: “Hi mate. @ErlingHaaland.” Morgan took pleasure in Arsenal’s success and Haaland’s struggles.
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Piers Morgan, the British talk show host and journalist, recently had some fun at the expense of Erling Haaland, the prolific Norwegian footballer playing for Borussia Dortmund. Haaland is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, yet he has recently endured a scoring drought, with his last goal coming against FC Schalke 04 in late October.
Morgan, an outspoken critic of the Football Association and a dedicated Manchester City fan, made sure to take his shot at Haaland for his lack of goals. In a recent tweet, Morgan wrote, “Erling Haaland hasn’t scored in FOREVER. Meanwhile, Man City’s goal machine continues to fire!”
The tweet was made after Manchester City’s latest goal haul of seven goals against Tottenham in the Premier League, a well-deserved victory for the Citizens. Manchester City’s top scorer, Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus, is currently having a great run of form, scoring 13 goals in his last 15 matches.
This is in stark contrast to Haaland, who has scored only eight goals in his last 15 appearances. Despite being a potent goalscorer, Haaland has endured an inconsistent run, where he has gone on several scoring droughts this season.
It’s clear that Morgan enjoys taking a subtle dig at Haaland when he can, but it’s unlikely to rattle the Norwegian, who has taken it all in stride. Haaland is expected to end his goal drought soon and resume his prolific goal scoring form.