March 29, 2023

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Guardiola: “If Haaland scored six goals in the Champions League at the age of 22, his life would be boring in the future.”

Pep Guardiola, in his remarks after Manchester City’s “seven” against Leipzig, encouraged Erling Haaland and explained his reasons for the decision to change him before he could score the sixth goal.

a Erling Halland It was … even in her triumph Manchester city on Ha Leipzig 7-0 as he scored five goals in 35 minutes. the Pep Guardiola He replaced him in the 63rd minute, not giving him time to become the first player with six goals in one match Champions League.

In his post-match remarks, the Catalan coach clarified his logic, saying that “If he had achieved such a feat at the age of twenty-two, he would have been bored in his future.”

among other things, Guardiola advertiser: “We scored a lot of goals and Erling was brilliant but everyone was great. He scored five goals in 60 minutes, if he had been on the field for 90 minutes, I don’t know what he would have done. He’s a fantastic guy with tremendous talent, strength and mentality, and he’s a serial winner.” Here we scored 4 goals at Real, 6 at Monaco, 4 at Tottenham and all the times we went out, it was because we conceded goals.

Now, the guys are defending really well. It is of course important to have a weapon like Erling in this event. Kevin De Bruyne is also unrealistic. The speed he played tonight, the movement, the Kevin we know and haven’t seen much this season. It is unstoppable.”