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Erling Haaland already scares defenders, says Gabby Agbonlahor, comparing him to Didier Drogba

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Premier League defenders are already terrified of ‘fearing’ Erling Haaland, says Gabby Agbonlahor after scoring back-to-back hat-tricks for Manchester City… as he compares the Norwegian’s fear factor to prime Didier Drogba

  • Gabby Agbonlahor has compared Erling Haaland to iconic striker Didier Drogba
  • Legendary retired Ivorian scored 164 goals for Chelsea in two spells
  • Haaland moved to Man City this summer and has already scored nine goals in six games
  • He scored consecutive hat-tricks against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest
  • Ex-Aston Villa striker Agbonlahor insisted defenders are already terrified of him

Gabby Agbonlahor has compared Erling Haaland to Didier Drogba after his explosive start for Manchester City.

The Norwegian star moved from Borussia Dortmund to City this summer for £51 million after scoring 86 goals in 89 appearances with the German side.

After successive hat-tricks against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest, 22-year-old Haaland has already scored nine goals in five Premier League games – and former Aston Villa striker Agbonlahor has claimed defenders are already terrified of him.

Gabby Agbonlahor has compared Man City’s Erling Haaland (pictured) to Didier Drogba

The Norwegian scored consecutive hat-tricks against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest

The Norwegian scored consecutive hat-tricks against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest

He told Talk sport“Before he signed, I said, ‘If he comes to the Premier League, he’s going to wreak havoc’.

“He’s the kind of striker where defenders – you know, Drogba was so into it – where defenders were in the locker room six days earlier, like, ‘Oh, we’re playing Drogba on Saturday’. Now it’s like “We’re playing Haaland, what are we doing? I don’t know”.

“Defenders will have their central midfielders covered up front. Do you know what I mean? They will have them come and help them, they will ask the left back to come in and help them. He’s scary.

And former Aston Villa striker Agbonlahor insisted defenders are already terrified of Haaland

And former Aston Villa striker Agbonlahor insisted defenders are already terrified of Haaland

Legendary former Chelsea striker Drogba (pictured) scored 164 goals in two spells with the Blues

Legendary former Chelsea striker Drogba (pictured) scored 164 goals in two spells with the Blues

He’s not even playing at his best yet. Imagine he gets used to the team and he starts (losing weight) and gets much more involved in the game. He’s scary.’

Legendary Ivorian frontman Drogba has scored 164 goals in two spells at Chelsea, winning four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, two Community Shields and a Champions League title.

In the 2011-2012 European showpiece, Drogba scored a powerful header in the 88th minute from a corner to equalize against Bayern Munich, before nervously scoring the winning penalty.

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