You are the most unrealistic… Haalan holding the championship cup, “An unreal day, I’m happy”
‘Monster striker’ Elling Hollan (Manchester City) was delighted that it was unrealistic happiness after lifting the championship cup.
On the 22nd 스포츠토토(Korean time), Manchester City, who had the 37th round of the 2022-2023 English Premier League (EPL), defeated Chelsea 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. Manchester City played the game with the title already confirmed. This is because second place Arsenal lost against Nottingham Forest in the 37th round the previous day.
Manchester City. Getty Images Korea
The Manchester City squad entered the pitch to congratulatory applause from the Chelsea players. After the pleasant victory, the trophy ceremony continued. Manchester City has been reigning as the strongest player in the EPL since the appointment of Pep Guardiola. In the last 6 seasons, he has lifted the trophy 5 times. Liverpool (1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984) and Manchester United (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001) are the only teams in English history to achieve the same feat.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, who is knowledgeable in European football news, on Twitter, Hollan said, “Honestly, it’s unrealistic. So I don’t know what to say. It’s really unrealistic and happy.”
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. Getty Images Korea
However, it was Hollan himself who used unrealistic football. There was no adaptation period for Halan, who left Borussia Dortmund (Germany) and entered the EPL stage wearing a Manchester City uniform this season. He poured in goals from the beginning of the season, and he scored 36 goals in 34 league games, setting a new record for the most goals in a single season. Including cup competitions, Hollan scored 52 goals in 46 official matches this season. It is staggering enough to match the number of goals Manchester United have scored in the league.
Halan’s challenge this season is not yet over. He has won the UEFA Champions League (UCL) and the English FA Cup. In particular, the attitude towards the UCL stage is different. Guardiola’s Manchester City are on the verge of winning the league title, but have never reached the top of Europe. Haalan is dreaming of winning a European title as well.