Juanma Lillo lavished praise on to Erling Haaland after Manchester City took Fulham to the cleaners with a 5-1 victory.

The stand-in Sky Blues boss gave his two cents on the £51 million (Sky Sports) man’s performance after he bagged his first hat-trick of the season, as quoted by the club’s official website.

Unsurprisingly, Juanma Lillo lauded Erling Haaland, who stole the show for Manchester City in their fourth Premier League win on the trot against Fulham.

Juanma Lillo raves about Erling Haaland after Manchester City beat Fulham

Branded as ‘world-class’ by Txiki Begiristain, the 23-year-old’s finishes were of the highest order, the first once reminiscent on a vintage Thierry Henry goal where he opens his body up, a thunderous spot-kick and a precisely-taken strike from close quarters.

To top things off, Haaland even assisted Alvarez and City’s opener on Saturday.

Juanma Lillo lauded Erling Haaland for his heroics as Manchester City tormented Fulham at the Etihad Stadium, saying, “This guy was born scoring goals and he will go through his whole life scoring goals.”

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“It would be no surprise if he manages to get the same figures as last year but it doesn’t matter if he doesn’t. Today, he was great at providing for other players, he gave one assist and has this importance to other players, it’s not about just scoring goals.”

Manchester City assistant coach Juanma Lillo commented on how he always assesses Erling Haaland even aside from the goals, despite his hat-trick against Fulham.

“I’m more impressed by other figures as well, not just where he ends up in the scoring charts. I always looked at his intelligence as well as his scoring stats.”

Erling Haaland is only getting better and better

While Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has room for improvement on the ball, as Juanma Lillo pinpointed, his assist for Julian Alvarez was impressive and perhaps a pass he would not have been able to pull off last season.

Even with his back to goal, the Norwegian international looked far more composed and more reliable in possession.

As a goalscorer, Haaland needs no assistance as he may already be one of the greatest at football’s most key skillset.

At 23 years of age, the most feared striker in the world will only get better and better.

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