Crouch shares why he'd rather play with Arsenal's Jesus than Haaland
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Crouch shares why he'd rather play with Arsenal's Jesus than Haaland

Peter Crouch has claimed on his podcast that he would much rather play alongside Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus than Manchester City superstar Erling Haaland.

Just a few hours ago, Jamie Carragher claimed that Jesus and Haaland are the two players who have been ‘absolutely electric’ in the Premier League this season. They’ve both been sensational so far, but it’s the Manchester City man who’s leading the way with goals.

Crouch, however, still prefers Jesus. Here’s why!

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Crouch shares why he’d rather play with Arsenal’s Jesus than Haaland

In the latest episode of his podcast on BBC, Crouch was asked to name the striker he would like to play with.

The former Stoke City man said, as quoted by HITC: “I think it would be either Firmino or Jesus for me, they’re unselfish, players I could play with and feed off.

“They sacrifice themselves, you have to be selfish and I would be selfish in this scenario.

“Playing with Haaland would be great but I don’t think we’d complement each other and he’d probably score more than me.

“Jesus is another one who is unselfish as a player.”

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The Insider’s View:

Haaland has taken the Premier League by storm since his arrival. He has scored 11 goals in just seven games, and every club in the country fears him now.

If you’re a winger, midfielder, defender or even a goalkeeper, you don’t want Haaland playing against you, especially in the form he’s in right now. However, if you’re a striker who wants to score goals, you’ll probably agree with Crouch and pick someone like Jesus instead.

The Arsenal man has been fantastic this season. He hasn’t scored anywhere near as many goals as Haaland, but he has picked up three assists along with his four goals in seven games, which is an excellent return.

Haaland will almost definitely end up outscoring everyone else in the Premier League this season, but if Jesus continues to play as he has over the last seven weeks, Arsenal fans will not complain.

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