Guardiola compares Haaland to a legend

Josep Guardiola was full of praise for Norwegian striker Erling Haaland after Manchester City’s victory against Borussia Dortmund (2-1, second day of the group stage of the Champions League) .

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City

We can’t stop Erling Haaland anymore. Premier League Player of the Month for Augustthe Norwegian striker Manchester City signed his tenth goal of the season in all competitions last Wednesday, against Borussia Dortmund as part of the second day of the group stage of the Champions League (2-1), at the Etihad Stadium. While the Citizens were held in check by the Germans, the 22-year-old artificer offered the three points to the English club with an anthology goal reminiscent of a certain Zlatan Ibrahimovic. On a serve from Joao Cancelo, the ex-red bull Salzburg fireworker deceived the Borussen goalkeeper with a spectacular scissor in the 84th minute of play.

“I immediately thought of Johan Cruyff”

In a post-match press conference, the coach of Manchester City Josep Guardiola ignited on his flagship center forward. The Spanish technician thus compared the jewel of the native of Leeds to a goal of the legend of FC Barcelona Johan Cruyff. “Perhaps people who know me know the influence of Johan Cruyff in my life as a person, mentor and coach. Years ago, he scored an incredible goal against Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou which looked like Haaland’s today. The moment he scored I immediately thought of Johan Cruyff. It was a very nice goal, Joao’s pass was exceptional. Joao has the ability to do these things, but afterwards he can lose single balls. He is still young and has the desire to improve. He made an amazing pass and Erling’s finishing was exceptional.

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