“Holland slump? He’ll score 52 goals regularly every season!”…EPL senior’s ‘conviction’
‘Monster striker’ Elling Holland (Manchester City) has scored the game-winning goal in this season’s UEFA Champions League (UCL).
The Citizens earned a 3-1 victory over Young Boys in the third leg of their UCL Group G match of the 2023-24 season on June 26 at the Bockdorf Stadium in Bern, Switzerland. Holland was the star of the show for City, as he netted a multi-goal performance to secure the win. The victory was City’s third straight in the UCL group stage and keeps them at the top of the group.
It was Holland’s first UCL goal of the season, and his first multi-goal game. Holland was silent in the first and second legs of the group stage.
The silence of last season’s UCL top scorer led many to point to Holland’s struggles. In the English Premier League (EPL), it was also consistently analyzed that he wasn’t as explosive as he was last season.
Holland scored a total of 52 goals last season. 36 in the EPL and 12 in the UCL. He was the top scorer in both competitions. He added three goals in the FA Cup and one in the League Cup. This was not the kind of form we were seeing.
But with back-to-back goals in his last two games, the narrative of Holland’s slump seems to be fading. Holland scored a brace against Brighton & Hove Albion in the ninth round of the EPL to lead his team to a 2-1 victory. He remains the EPL’s top scorer with nine goals. He also scored two goals in the UCL. Holland has scored three goals in his last two games.
In this situation, former Chelsea and Liverpool striker Joe Cole claimed on TNT Sports that “Holland is capable of scoring 52 goals a season on a regular basis”.
“Scoring 52 goals a season is a realistic goal for Holland. It is not unrealistic for Holland to score 52 goals every season. He’s not going to relax in his offense. He’s the best striker in the world right now,” he emphasized.
“The game against Young Boys was his usual form. It was a game where Holland’s scoring order was restored. Everything was good. Holland 토토사이트 did well, kept his composure, and scored his goal. No flaws. Holland is used to scoring goals and winning. That’s what he’s used to.”