Jamie Carragher and Erling Haaland shared a humorous exchange during the post-match interview following Manchester City’s victory against Burnley.
On Friday night, Manchester City initiated their Premier League campaign with an ideal start by securing a comfortable 3-0 triumph against the recently promoted Burnley side.
By halftime, Pep Guardiola’s squad had secured a 2-0 lead, with Haaland finding the back of the net in the sixth and 35th minutes.
In the second half, Rodri extended City’s lead further by capitalizing on a ball that came his way within the penalty area.
Amid the post-match interview, a lighthearted moment unfolded between Jamie Carragher and Erling Haaland.
After the match, Haaland was being interviewed by Sky Sports and shared a brilliant moment with former Liverpool and England defender Carragher.
Carragher said: “So two nil, some goal, two nil.”
A confused Haaland said: “What?”
At this moment, Gary Neville said, “Apologies for his accent.”
After presenter Kelly Cates clarified what Carragher said, the former defender joked: “You are a great goalscorer, you’ll never be a pundit!”
To which Haaland hilariously replied: “Thank you for that mate. Appreciate that.”
. @Carra23: 🗣️ “You are a great goalscorer, you’ll never be a pundit!” 😅
Erling Haaland: 🗣️ “Thank you for that mate. Appreciate that” 😆 pic.twitter.com/00wpHD4uk5
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 11, 2023
After the half-time whistle was blown, Haaland was spotted having a heated conversation with manager Guardiola.
Speaking about the incident, the Norwegian said: “It was because of the last action when Bernardo didn’t play me in – he [Pep] was a bit mad at me.
“Everyone sees I’m developing my game. I try my best every day – it’s a pleasure to work with Pep, I don’t know if there is anyone better for a young player as I’m still young, don’t forget. I just have the enjoy the chaos around me and perform on the pitch.”
Whilst Guardiola also cleared up the incident, he said to Match of the Day: “He wanted the ball in behind to him and that ball hasn’t to be in behind. Sometimes you have to be patient to find the right moment.
“He was not frustrated, I am not frustrated. In football it happens. Don’t be dramatic.”