LAURA WOODS: Erling Haaland’s bold prediction from expert is my ‘shock of the season’
Rory Jennings’ bold prediction on Erling Haaland’s flop this season has been named “shock of the season” by Laura Woods.
At the start of the campaign, the talkSPORT regular said it would be ‘outrageous’ to think the City star would win the Golden Boot race.
However, Haaland is set to do just that in his first season at the club, with the Norwegian on 36 goals with one game to go.
Such a tally is also a Premier League record, with Jennings surely looking back on such a prediction with regret.
As a result, when asked to name her ‘shock of the season’, talkSPORT host Woods was quick to name the bold call for City’s sensation: “‘King Shocker’ for me must go to Rory Jennings.
“For his very bold prediction at the time at the start of the season, before a ball had actually been kicked, that Haaland, City’s newest signing from [Borussia] Dortmund, that it was a “shame”, a “disrespect towards the establishment”.
“He’s going to be one of the absolute greatest, and one of the big things to go with is the Jennings music video.
“It’s never going to go away, it’s given me so much joy throughout the season, just to see it play again every time Haaland scores a goal or a hat-trick or does something magnificent. It makes me laugh. “
Haaland scored twice on his Premier League debut for City against West Ham, just the start of a record-breaking campaign.
The 22-year-old has gone on to score five hat-tricks this season, with rivals Manchester United being one of the teams at the receiving end.
A trip to Brentford on the final day gives Haaland one last chance to stretch his tally even further.
Barring a miraculous performance from Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who scored 28 goals, the City star will get his hands on the Golden Boot.
Haaland’s efforts in front of goal helped Pep Guardiola’s side win their third successive Premier League title.
With the Norwegian proving to be a goal-scoring machine, Jennings certainly won’t consider his prediction one of his best catches.