Fifthforgot to happen Haaland swells to scoreHe scored a brace against Leicester and Guardiola I was substituted in the first half. It has already happened in other games this season, like today The Norwegian scored five goals He left the field or in a The FA Cup quarter-final tie with three in an Erlang bag.
Haaland’s numbers against Leicester
Against Leicester, Pep justified his decision with perfect reasoning. After 3-0 and with Haaland, who played 90 minutes against Bayern MunichWe have to think about injuries,” confirmed the Manchester City boss after the match. Without a doubt, Pep was already looking at me The second leg against the Germans in the highest continental competition.
We have to think about injuries
These substitutions for the Norwegian have led to criticismBut the technician explains that there is nothing strange, just the mathematical aspects. “I want Haaland to break all possible records. It means scoring a lot of goals and helping us. but I think what he wants is to win titles and be there and we will be there. It’s impressive, Pep said, there are still 8 or 9 more games to play and he’s close to breaking all the records.”
I want Haaland to break all possible records
Haaland doesn’t take it badly
Guardiola also paid tribute to forward behaviour When I told him of the decision I made to change it at halftime. Haaland scored in the 13th minute and 25th minute of the first half against Leicester. They asked the coach “How did Erling react when he found out he wasn’t going to play the second half?” “excellent as usual”Pip replied.
Five goals… and off the bench
weeks ago, Guardiola replaced Haaland in the 63rd minute after scoring five goals against Leipzig in the Champions League. The Norwegian was on the verge of breaking the record set by Messi and Luiz Adriano, the only two players to have scored five goals in a match in the highest continental competition.
If he achieves this record on the 22nd or 23rd, his life will be boring.
And then, the technician was, ‘kidding’ when asked about this substitution: “If he achieves this record at 22 or 23, his life will be boring. Now he has a goal for the future, Here and anywhere, that’s why I make the substitution.”
Hat trick… and off the bench
Four days after the duel against RB Leipzig, In the FA Cup quarter-final against Burnley, he replaced Pep Haaland again with half an hour left after scoring a hat-trick. This time Guardiola S pull sarcasm to explain your decision. “I replaced him because he didn’t want him to break Messi’s FA Cup record. I try to punish my players. This is my intention. I know he doesn’t care, he’s very positive about his life, he’s optimistic, and he never complains.”