Teammates told Haaland to drop the ball to score 7

Teammates told Haaland to drop the ball to score 7

Greece 21-year-old midfielder Cole Palmer shouted loudly for Erling Haaland to drop the ball when he headed in to equalize 1-1 in the European Super Cup on the evening of August 16.

In the 63rd minute of the match at Karaiskakis Stadium, Rodri hung the ball towards the far post towards the positions of Haaland and Palmer.

After the match, Palmer revealed that he shouted loudly for Haaland to drop the ball in this situation.

In this match, due to Kevin De Bruyne’s injury, Bernardo Silva was sick, Riyad Mahrez went to Al Ahli of the Saudi Pro League, Palmer was the main starter.

Palmer touched the ball 72 times, passed 84% accurately with two key passes, successfully dribbled the ball four times, crossed the ball twice, hit the target three times and scored one goal.

Meanwhile, Haaland continued to fade, only touching the ball 15 times, having no decisive passes, no successful dribbles and only missing the target once in 90 minutes.

Palmer joined the Man City youth team in 2010 and was promoted to the first team in 2020, scoring six goals in 41 matches.

On August 6, Palmer also scored in the English Super Cup match against Arsenal, but after coming on as a substitute.

Palmer lifted the European Super Cup during Man City’s celebration after the match at Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus, Greece on August 16.

`Palmer is extraordinary,` captain Kyle Walker – one of the Man City players who successfully performed a penalty kick in the European Super Cup match – praised his junior.

But Palmer’s future at Etihad Stadium is unclear, as he was offered a loan contract by West Ham.

Palmer and his teammates have two days off before hosting Newcastle in the second round of the Premier League on August 19.

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