Guardiola congratulates Rudiger after the Haaland duel: – Next time it might be easier

Guardiola congratulates Rudiger after the Haaland duel: – Next time it might be easier
STAMP: Antonio Rudiger had full control of Erling Braut Haaland during Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final. After the match, the German was praised – and the Norwegian was criticized. The Spanish newspaper AS wrote “Rüdiger ate Haaland”.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes that squad changes ahead of the second leg against Real Madrid will give Erling Braut Haaland (22) better working conditions.


– Congratulations Rudiger, – Guardiola says dryly.

On Tuesday, Haaland was effectively eliminated by Real Madrid’s German goalkeeper Antonio Rudiger in the first two Champions League semi-final matches between the two teams. The match ended 1-1.

The question of the British journalist about whether the duel with the Real Madrid stopper is useful for “educating” Haaland in football. After his first comment, the Spaniard explains:

– We must never forget that at the age of 22, it was the first time that he participated in the Champions League semi-finals, and in the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, the biggest stage. It was tough against top class players. Next time it might be a little easier, if we can play better in some areas.

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He praised Norway’s fighting spirit against bodily stopper Rudiger, who wouldn’t allow Haaland to move around too much unescorted.

Dad Haaland was also followed during Tuesday’s match:

After the match in Madrid, Guardiola spoke of them making changes ahead of the second leg on May 17.

Maybe it will be easier for him next Wednesday given the changes we want. I watched the fight again yesterday and he fought incredibly hard. Guardiola said I am convinced he is ready for Sunday’s game, and then the next big game.

On Sunday, Everton away from home will be the most important, important game in the title race as the Premier League season draws to a close. Manchester City is one point behind Arsenal in second place, and has played one game less.

On Wednesday, May 17, Real Madrid awaits the second leg of the semi-final. In a press conference on Friday, the successful Spanish boss stated he “didn’t understand” why his side only got two days between the Everton game and the return at the CL.

Erling Braut Haaland was named Player of the Year by the Football Journalists Association of England on Friday. Guardiola insists the Norwegian is fit to fight for Sunday’s game, and that he has not been in better physical condition since his arrival.


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