Pep Guardiola is not one to pour into the language of wood. Also when he risks a comparison between Erling Haaland and Lionel Messi, the Spanish technician does not spare his Norwegian colt.
Already 14 goals in eight Premier League matches – including a hat-trick this Sunday against Manchester United, it is an understatement to say that Erling Haaland quickly conquered the kingdom of England and Manchester City in particular. At 22, the British elite rookie already has three hat-tricks to his name in his lair at the Etihad Stadium. A real crack who has scored three more times in two Champions League matches in the Skyblues jersey.
Inevitably, his coach Pep Guardiola salutes the performance and the express adaptation of his Norwegian striker, but while the comparison with a Lionel Messi he had under his orders at FC Barcelona imposes itself on him in a press conference, the Catalan technician wants to be more honest on the issue. Even if it means offending its Scandinavian mastodon somewhat.
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