Pep Guardiola revealed he was upset that Erling did not score three goals in Manchester City’s win over Southampton.
Jokingly, Pep Guardiola has expressed his displeasure with the way Erling Haaland scored the only one goal in Manchester City’s 4-0 win over Southampton on Friday.
Erling Haaland scored the second goal of the game after a pass from Joao Cancelo, becoming the first player to score 15 goals in the Premier League in a short period of time.
The Norwegian striker has impressed since joining Manchester City from Dortmund, scoring 20 goals in all competitions including three hat-tricks.
“I’m so upset with him he didn’t score three goals, that’s why the petition is to sack him for the Premier League,” Guardiola joking after the final whistle.
“The big chance he missed? It happens. The expectation is so high people expect he’ll score three or four goals every game. In the end he was there to score it. He helped to keep the ball, fight. Erling played really good today too.”
Pep Guardiola also hailed Erling Haaland for helping Kevin de Bruyne this season by creating spaces and chances for the Belgian playmaker.
“Of course for a player like Kevin, having this threat, this guy who likes to run in behind with this pace, it helps him a lot,” Guardiola said.
“Kevin again created three or four chances, but he can play better. Today was not the best Kevin that we know, because he can put his mate in front of the keeper most of the time – but having players like Erling, Julian [Alvarez] or Phil, making movements in behind, it is so important to him.”
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