Erling Haaland admits Man City title win was ‘such a relief’ after learning Arsenal stats
Manchester City superstar Erling Haaland has revealed what a “relief” it was to win the title ahead of Arsenal.
City won their fifth title in six seasons on Sunday after the Gunners’ 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest.
Haaland has been instrumental in the success, scoring 36 league goals this season, a Premier League record.
Arsenal had led the way for most of the season, but City have caught up, much to the comfort of their Norwegian talisman.
Talk to sky sportshe said: “I think I saw a stat or something that Arsenal were like 240 days something at the top of the table, and we were like 20.
“We’ve been chasing after something all season and then getting it back afterwards is such a relief and an incredible feeling.
“With all the experience at this club, they won the Premier League, a fifth time for many of them.
“The hard work you put in throughout the season is what you get at the end and now in the last two weeks that’s where it all comes down to it.
“That’s why it’s even better to win it because it’s a marathon, not just like a game, it’s the whole season.”
A 3-1 win at home to Aston Villa in February would be the start of a 14-game unbeaten streak for City, including 13 wins.
Arguably the most crucial of the lot was their 4-1 win over Arsenal in late April.
It was dubbed a game that would surely decide this season’s title and of course City continued to lift the silverware.
Pep Guardiola’s side could enjoy plenty of success in the final weeks of the campaign as they aim for the treble.
An FA Cup final against rivals Manchester United awaits them in early June before facing Inter Milan in the Champions League final.
However, more Premier League points are still up for grabs as City travel to Brighton on Wednesday night.
talkSPORT will have an exclusive live commentary of the clash from Amex Stadium.