Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola has warned that Norwegian striker Erling Haaland will end up going through a rough patch as it is difficult to maintain his incredible early season form.
What did Guardiola say about Erling Haaland?
Erling Haaland has been breaking records since he joined the Citizens in the summer and his strike against the Saints over the weekend made him the fastest player to reach 15 goals in Premier League history. However, Pep believes there is still room for improvement and there will be a thrifty patch somewhere down the line. At the same time, Guardiola is confident that the monstrous mentality of the Norwegian player will help him overcome those difficult times and shine again.
The Manchester City head coach has said there are many bad moments for sure – and in those moments Haaland should say no big deal, now go for the next one. According to Pep Guardiola, they were surprised by his mentality. They know his skills, but how he behaves in bad moments, in those situations.
Guardiola says Erling Haaland may take 20 minutes to not seem to be involved in the game – but he never leaves the game. This is because they always believe they are in the process. When they have the ability and they believe that it is always easier. The Spanish manager added that Erling Haaland is always there, says he will come, be there, score a goal.
A little about Erling Haaland
.The Norwegian international has already scored three hat-tricks, including one in the Manchester derby, and has been a nightmare for defenders. Meanwhile, Reds defender Virgil van Dijk has explained how to stop him and it will be an incredible battle between the pair when their two teams face each other at Anfield on Sunday.
Pep opted for the Norwegian player’s rest against FC Copenhagen on Tuesday in the Champions League to keep him fresh for a clash with the Reds.