Jack87 news today, asianbookie Erling Haaland has adapted well to his new role as Manchester City’s attacking forward, but Premier League clubs cannot rely on him alone to win the Champions League, manager Pep Guardiola said yesterday.
The Norwegian striker started his career well in England’s top flight, scoring 10 goals in just six games – the earliest player to reach double figures in the Premier League’s scoring charts.
He also scored 23 goals in bk8 the Champions League ahead of his move to Manchester City, but Guardiola says the 22-year-old cannot handle the heavy lifting alone as they prepare to face Sevilla in the group stage today .
“We couldn’t win the Champions League if we were all on Erling’s shoulders. We tried to create goals for him. We convinced him to come here and we didn’t think we had many strikers,” Guardiola told reporters.
“He’s trying to get involved in the way we play. He’s settled in like Julian (Alvarez) and the rest of the players. I know everyone’s talking about Erling. But I’ve got… five new players, important yes they all settle down
“I hope we can help him, but we won’t just win for Erling, we can’t just lose for Erling. He has a special quality that might solve some problems. If we don’t play well, we won’t win the game.”
However bk8 malaysia , Haaland’s team-mate Rodri says the striker is the perfect player for “tough games” such as the Champions League.
“(In the Champions League) you won’t always be in good shape. You can pass it on to him and he will score from nothing. Hopefully he will continue in that sense.”
Guardiola has confirmed defenders John Stones and Kyle Walker are both injured, asianbookie bk8 saying he is unsure of their possible return dates.
“We’re lucky the club gave me (new signing) Manuel Akanji, otherwise we (will) be in real trouble,” Guardiola said.
“The club moved quickly to bring in another player in the position. History of John and Nathan (Aker), they’ve been less reliable every week.
“That’s it, mainly because of this incredible schedule for many years, the players can’t last very long.”