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City’s Guardiola comes to Haaland’s defense after criticism: “It’s the most difficult position on the field”

City’s Guardiola comes to Haaland’s defense after criticism: “It’s the most difficult position on the field”

On the eve of the duel against Luton Town, in the 33rd round of the English ChampionshipPep Guardiola, commander do Manchester City, commented on Haaland’s current phase, in a press conference. The experienced coach highlighted that the Norwegian striker still has a lot to improve, but highlighted the defensive quality of the opponents, which makes it difficult for the top scorer to create chances.

“He’s a young player. He has to improve in some departments, but it’s more about the team than him. It’s the most difficult position on the field. They (Real’s defenders) were very close together and are very good defenders. Real Madrid he had two central defenders very close to him, and it’s not easy. Was he not involved (in the match)? We scored three goals,” said Pep Guardiola.

Asked about what Haaland needs to do to win the Ballon d’Or, the commander stated that this is not his main focus: “Playing more minutes and learning what he should do, but the objective is not to win the Ballon d’Or, it is win the Premier League, Champions League and the FA Cup. And he did it, without him it wouldn’t have been possible. All players can improve before they retire.”

The Norwegian scored just one goal in the last seven games in which he played. Still, the striker is the top scorer in the current edition of the English Championship, with 19 goals scored.

In third place with 70 points, Manchester City returns to the pitch, this Saturday, at 11am (Brasília time), at the Etihad Stadium, to face Luton Town. You Blues are at the point of Liverpool e Arsenalleaders of the competition.


Source: Gazetaesportiva

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