Erling Haaland shows off nasty cuts to leg after Man City’s draw at Brighton
Erling Haaland posted an image of his battle wounds picked up in Manchester City’s 1-1 draw at Brighton on Thursday.
Julio Enciso’s superb strike salvaged a draw for the Seagulls after Phil Foden fired the Premier League champions ahead.
The result ensured Brighton will play Europa League football next season for the first time in their history.
And judging by Haaland’s legs, Roberto De Zerbi’s side were willing to go to war to claim an impressive sixth-placed league finish.
The Norwegian striker took to Instagram following the clash at the AMEX Stadium to show off a pair of Nike trainers.
But it was the nasty looking cuts to his right leg that drew more attention than his new kicks.
Haaland posted the image alongside the caption: “Love these” accompanied by two fire emojis.
It remains to be seen whether his wounds will make him a doubt for Sunday's final game of the season at Brentford.
It was a rare off-night in front of goal for the City striker who could only muster up one shot on target during the 90 minutes.
He did, however, provide the assist to allow Foden to open the scoring in the 25th minute.
It has been an incredible first Premier League campaign for the 22-year-old who has netted a staggering 52 goals in 51 games across all competitions.
Haaland smashed Alan Shearer and Andy Cole’s long-standing record high of 34 goals in a Premier League season, registering 36 so far.
With the league title already sewn up, the striker is two games away from completing a historic Treble.
A win over Manchester United in the FA Cup final and Champions League success against Inter next month could also see the Norwegian stake a strong claim for this year’s Ballon d’Or.