Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes Erling Braut Haaland may need some time to reach his best level. Experts believe that Haaland will give City the league title.
– It must be the same. After a joke with Dagbladet, Guardiola said: “I saw that he would adapt incredibly quickly.
The light blues brought Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer. In losing the Community Shield to Liverpool last weekend The 22-year-old missed his chance.
Last weekend he played 90 minutes for the first time in five months. He’s a great personality physically, and he probably needs a bit more time to get to his best. But we will be with him for five years. If people doubt that he will score goals … he will score goals. I’ve done it every year. Guardiola says he has the feeling and it’s an incredible goal.
Premier League champions Manchester City opened the series against West Ham at 17:30 on Sunday. Aland Shearer, the Premier League’s all-time leading scorer, believes City will win again.
If I were to pick the league winner now, it would be City. Only because of Haaland, says Shearer on the BBC.
City won last year without a striker and now they have a world-class Haaland. It’s not thinking. They’ve consolidated, so they will win again, says former England international Jonathan Woodgate.
Old United champions Gary Neville and Roy Keane also predicted City’s victory.
Guardiola does not care how many goals Haaland will score.
– He just has to adapt to the way we play, and in the end we have to adapt to him. Guardiola says you sometimes need some time of course, but at the same time I have no doubts.
– I don’t know how many goals he will score, and I don’t care. We are not going to win for Erling and we are not going to lose to Erling.
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane believes Haaland’s moves against Liverpool last weekend looked “quite fantastic”.
I think he is a great player and there is no doubt that he will be successful in City. He will score a lot of goals, Kane says on Sky Sports.
Guardiola is confident that Manchester City are hungry for more success after four league titles in the past five years.
I’m confident because of what I see on the pitch in every training session, and how incredibly focused the players are.
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