“He’s powerful, really rapid, quick” – Premier League star admits it’s difficult stopping Erling Haaland

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West Ham United goalkeeper Alphonse Areola has given his verdict on Manchester City striker Erling Haaland.

Haaland scored a brace as Manchester City beat West Ham United 2-0 on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season.

The 22 year old striker also provided an assist for Ilkay Gundogan’s goal as Manchester City beat Bournemouth 4-0 last weekend.

“He’s a good player, as we know. He’s powerful, really rapid, quick,” said Areola.

“We were not surprised, we know the quality of the player. Obviously he scored twice. I think he is going to be a great striker. I think it is going to be difficult to stop him.”

Haaland will be attempting to add to his tally on Sunday when City travel to Newcastle.