Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has compared Erling Haaland striker’s instincts with Lionel Messi. After the Norwegian striker scored two goals for the Royal Navy. The Blues defeated West Ham United 2-0 in the English Premier League. On Sunday’s first match of the season.
Haaland made his top-flight debut by calling a penalty in the first half. Before rising to kill past Alphonse Areola. Before being dropped. Solo tempted the French goalkeeper in the second half and nearly scored a hat-trick for the rest of the game. Before being substituted out of the field in the 78th minute.
by Pep pointing out what Haaland has in the same body as Lionel Messi. The star under Paris Saint-Germain is the desire to score as many goals as possible.
“I like him, I’m lucky to have the opportunity to manage a player like Messi, so if he scores two goals he wants to score a third and if he scores three, he wants to score a fourth if he can. The fourth goal, he will still need a fifth, the top goalscorer striker finisher. They are never satisfie and always hungry for goals,” said Pep, comparing Haaland to Messi
(In the shot he got up to book the ball after the penalty call) he would have punched that team-mate in the face,” Guardiola joked, “but I’m sure it’s a good sign.
A week ago he was also blam for not being able to adapt to the Premier League. (after forming in Community Shield) Today, he is on the podium to become a forward at the same level as players like Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“He’s a quality player. It’s a door breaking machine. He takes on the role of No. 9, but still wants to fulfill himself as a better quality player. It’s not just the shins that are responsible for scoring goals.”