June 2, 2023


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- No one can compete with him - VG

– No one can compete with him – VG

Manchester (VG) Pep Guardiola (51) described Erling Braut Haaland (22) as unique ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League meeting with FC Copenhagen.


Jærbuen scored 25 goals in the first 20 Champions League matches of his career. No one has run it before him in the history of the tournament. This feat is just one in a long line of records that Haaland has written since his breakthrough for Red Bull Salzburg just over three years ago.

Nobody can compete with Erling at his age. number. His numbers speak for themselves. We also see things in the dressing room that make us happy to have him here, which you don’t see in the stats, Guardiola tells VG and about 40 other journalists at Manchester City’s training ground.

A calculation by Sky Sports shows Haaland is on track to score 102 goals before the season ends if he maintains his net appearance rate so far.

It’s almost idealistic to think the number is achievable, but for now Haaland is touted as unstoppable.

– Yes, it is unbelievable. We are very happy to have him. He even does more exciting things while training. We are fortunate to have Erling with us, because he is a fantastic player, says teammate Sergio Gomez, who helped Haaland score the third goal in the 6-3 win over Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

According to Guardiola, it has nothing to do with the fact that Haaland grew up in Norway. According to the City coach, Yarbun shows that anyone can succeed.

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You must not have been born in England or Italy to be a footballer. You can breed anywhere. Erling has a natural instinct. He also had good coaches and good teammates in Norway, Austria and Germany. Guardiola says Erling is who he is.

It also warns of FC Copenhagen. The Danish first team had a difficult start to the season, but the league title holder.

– We must be vigilant. It’s a different season with the water cycle. We know how important our home matches in the Champions League are. I’d like to take a closer look at Copenhagen tonight. I know they are very well organized. We must be careful. Guardiola says: “We have to give everything in a very important match.

He will ensure that Haaland and his colleagues do not let themselves down and underestimate the Danes. The match kicks off at 21:00 on Wednesday.