Guardiola: Hat tips creating 'drawback' for Haaland
Pep Guardiola stated Erling Haaland is making a “problem” for himself as a result of his type this season has been so good that he is anticipated to attain hat tips in each sport.
Haaland made it eight objectives in 5 days for Manchester Metropolis with three within the 6-0 win over Burnley within the FA Cup on Saturday, following on from scoring 5 in opposition to RB Leipzig within the Champions League on Tuesday.
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The Norwegian striker has now scored 42 objectives this season together with six hat tips and Guardiola says the excessive requirements will carry even increased expectations.
“This guy will have a problem in the future, people expect every game he scores three or four goals and this isn’t going to happen,” stated Guardiola. “People have to say a little bit, I know he doesn’t care, he’s so positive in his life, he’s optimistic, he never complains, always looks at himself, as much as we play good he’s going to score.
“The goal numbers I do not know. We play like this, Erling will rating objectives.”
City head into the international break second in the Premier League, into the quarterfinals of the Champions League and into the semifinals of the FA Cup.
Guardiola’s team still have a chance of winning the treble last achieved by Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United in 1999 and the City boss admits his players have hit form ahead of a crucial period of the season.
“We’re in an excellent second, positively,” added Guardiola. “After Leipzig, Palace we at all times undergo, we rating numerous objectives, we concede few, few possibilities, we defend effectively, a risk within the set items like by no means earlier than.
“I never had this feeling that we can score every corner, free kick we have. I think Arsenal will drop few points, we have to win almost every game. It’s an honour to play Bayern and the semifinal in Wembley again. We are alive in three competitions.
“I had the sensation that the gamers know we can’t lose or it is over, that brings out our greatest, that’s the actuality.”