Manchester City had a remarkable season, as they etched their name in the history books as only the second team, alongside their arch-rivals Manchester United, to achieve the treble. In the attacking department, Pep Guardiola’s men proved unstoppable courtesy of their new number 9, Erling Haaland.
The Norwegian made his move to the Premier League from Borussia Dortmund in the previous summer transfer window and has taken the league by storm. Recently, the 22-year-old gathered spotlight as he was seen taking a picture with American model Kim Kardashian. Let’s find out more about this intriguing encounter!
Kim Kardashian’s photo with Haaland sparks concern of doomed season
The footballing world had a humorous response to the picture of Erling Haaland and Kim Kardashian, who met each other during the Dolce & Gabbana event. A few days back, the American model was also seen partying with Les Bleus captain Kylian Mbappe and some high-profile names like Tom Brady and Leonardo di Caprio. Kim Kardashian has infamously gained a reputation for supposedly bringing bad luck to football teams and players she encounters.
The supposed curse began when Kim along with her son, visited the Emirates to watch Arsenal play the Portuguese side Sporting CP in the Europa League. Many fans believe the curse played a role in the Gunner’s shocking exit from the European tournament.
To make matters worse, a few days later, Kim was in attendance at the Parc des Princes when the French giants PSG unexpectedly lost to Rennes. As the new season approaches, Manchester City fans are keeping their fingers crossed, hoping that this alleged curse does not have ramifications on their number 9.
Kim Kardashian has hung out with Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe in past week 🤩
What a linkup! pic.twitter.com/RtKhvSZzo6
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 11, 2023
Reflecting on the image of the duo together, one fan expressed their concern by saying, “Time for us all to take a moment of silence for Haaland and Mbappe. Despite numerous efforts to save them, we have now officially lost them to the streets.”
Another one commented “Next season commentary, “Haaland goals have suddenly dried up.”
Time for us all to take a moment of silence for Haaland and Mbappe. Despite numerous efforts to save them, we have now officially lost them to the streets 🕯️
— Nelsson (@vikingnelsson) July 11, 2023
How many Goals has Erling Haaland scored in 2022-23?
After breaking multiple records in the Bundesliga, Manchester City secured Erling Haaland in 2022 after activating his $67 million release clause. Upon his arrival, the Norwegian set the Premier League ablaze by scoring a brace against West Ham on his League debut. On his Champions League debut in Manchester City colours, the 22-year-old striker repeated the trick and scored yet another brace against Sevilla.
In his debut Premier League campaign, Erling Haaland scored 36 goals and broke the record for scoring the most number of goals in a single season. The Norwegian ended the season by playing 53 matches, scoring 52 goals, and providing 9 assists. The attacking prowess of the 22-year-old striker proved to be the catalyst for the successful Manchester City season.
Manchester City fans hope to believe there is no such curse as they want their number 9 scoring goals in the upcoming season. After the heroics of last season, Pep Guardiola and his team are fully prepared to begin their pursuit of glory yet again.