Haaland celebrates one of the goals.
‘He will get better – he has the right coach and the right mindset’
By Valentine Amanze
For Vincent Kompany, the Burnley manager, the home-coming to Etihad Stadium, Manchester City on Saturday was disappointing, losing 6-0 in FA Cup quarter final to the team he once captained.
It was also bitter experience for his side, surging 13 points clear at the top of the Championship, was reduced to ordinary by the brilliance of Man City young striker, Haaland, who rattled Burnley with a hat-trick.
On the efficiency of the lad, who hit the hat-trick (Haaland), Kompany said that he was not surprised.
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He said that Haaland looked unstoppable, stressing that he was in a right hand.
His words: “He is at the right place for his development because he is still very young.
“He will get better – he has the right coach and the right mindset.
“I have played against the greats. They are part of a special elite. The very best find it difficult to stop these guys.
“They keep finding a way. He looks like a superstar who is willing to improve and that is exciting to see. The goalscoring record puts you in a certain bracket – it is the hardest part of the game.”
Recall that Haaland followed his five-goal haul against RB Leipzig in the Champions League by claiming another three to take his tally for the season to 42.
BBC reports that he is just two short of the record held by Ruud van Nistelrooy and Mohamed Salah for most goals in a season for an English top-flight club during the Premier League era.
It will be City’s sixth semi-final appearance in seven seasons under Pep Guardiola, and on this form few will argue against them lifting the trophy for only the second time in that period as they retain hopes of completing the Treble of the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League, according to BBC report.
The draw for the FA Cup semi-finals takes place on Sunday following Brighton’s tie against Grimsby Town (14:15 GMT).