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Guardiola responds to ex-United midfielder’s criticism of Haaland

Guardiola responds to ex-United midfielder’s criticism of Haaland

After the draw between Manchester City It is Arsenalfor the English Championship, former midfielder Roy Keane criticized striker Haaland, classifying him as a fourth division player. Coach Pep Guardiola responded to the statement at a press conference.

“I don’t agree with him, absolutely not. Is he a second or third division coach? I don’t think so,” he said.

When defending the number 9, the Spanish commander denied the Norwegian’s blame for the result and named him as “the best striker in the world”.

“He’s the best striker in the world and he helped us win what we won last season. The reason we didn’t create many chances (against Arsenal) wasn’t Erling, it’s because we need more presence in the final third with more people.” , he completed.

In the current season, Haaland scored 29 opportunities and served his teammates six times, in 35 games, including the English Championship, UEFA Super Cup, FA Cup, English League Cup, English Super Cup and Champions League.

With the center forward available, Manchester City will face Aston Villa, at 4:45 pm (Brasília time) this Wednesday, in the 30th round of the Premier League. With 64 points, the team is in third place, three less than Liverpool, the tournament leader.


Source: Gazetaesportiva

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