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HomeFootballPep Guardiola foreshadows Erling Haaland's improvement by saying, "He will be better."

Pep Guardiola foreshadows Erling Haaland’s improvement by saying, “He will be better.”

Erling Haaland scored twice in Man City's 3-1 PL victory at Leeds, according to Pep Guardiola, but he is still not at his best.

Erling Haaland scored twice in Manchester City’s 3-1 Premier League victory at Leeds, according to Pep Guardiola, but he is still not at his best after an injury.

After Rodri gave City the lead in first-half injury time, Haaland scored twice in the second half to seal the victory. Despite a late header from Leeds’ Pascal Struijk, the outcome was never in doubt.

Since leaving Dortmund in the summer, Norwegian forward Haaland has scored 26 goals in 20 appearances for City across all competitions, including 20 in 14 Premier League games.

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What did Pep Guardiola say about Erling Haaland?

Guardiola, whose team reclaimed second place and cut the deficit to leaders Arsenal to five points, said “He misses chances, but the numbers are exceptional.

“He’s an incredible threat for us and always in the right position the right time, really good.

“I think he is still not at his best because of the injury, to move his huge body is not easy for him, but as much as he can play minutes, (he) will be better.”

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Haaland, who transferred to City from Borussia Dortmund in June for £52.1 million, was reportedly still dealing with a foot injury he sustained during his team’s goalless Champions League tie with his old team in October, according to Guardiola.

“I have the feeling he is not at his best,” Guardiola added. “It is a matter of time. Always an incredible threat for the opponent.

“Of course we are delighted, but that little (bit of extra) pace he had at the beginning of the season, he struggles a little bit.

“I am still more than satisfied, but the first part of the season he was sharper. He is getting better, incredible professional. He takes care of his body and mind.”

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Niladri Biswas
Niladri Biswashttp://thesportslite.com
Niladri is a football enthusiast and die-hard fan of Liverpool FC. He is currently living his passion through writing about his favorite sport at The Sportslite. He sees himself as a renowned football journalist in the future.
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