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Erling Haaland one in all my finest strikers ever

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Manchester Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola hailed Erling Haaland as the most effective strikers he has labored with and stated the numbers converse for themselves because the Norwegian worldwide continues his astonishing begin to life in England.

Haaland has scored 15 of Metropolis’s 33 Premier League targets, together with three hat tips, and bagged one other 5 within the Champions League in 12 appearances in all competitions.

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“He is among the finest. I’ve many very, superb strikers and Erling is one in all them,” Guardiola advised reporters forward of Metropolis’s Champions League recreation at FC Copenhagen.

“He understands shortly and he’s a pleasant man. He’s ready to do that for the crew, however we have to work collectively and that has occurred. I converse rather a lot about him, however typically I mustn’t should as a result of the numbers, they do that.”

Haaland scored twice final week in Metropolis’s snug 5-0 win over Copenhagen, who’re backside of Group G with one level, however Guardiola stored his playing cards near his chest on plans for resting the striker.

Metropolis can seal their spot within the knockout phases with a win on the Parken Stadium on Tuesday, after taking a most 9 factors from their first three video games.

“It is true there is a threat of fatigue… Tomorrow I’ll determine on the choice. I’ll converse with gamers, docs and physios and determine,” Guardiola stated.

“We’re not going to underestimate them [Copenhagen]. Will probably be no exception. If it doesn’t go properly, it is not going to be as a result of we don’t play properly however as a result of Copenhagen play properly.

“We need to get into the final 16 and that is what we’ll attempt to do… We’ve got the chance to shut qualification. Within the final video games we performed very properly. I am greater than glad thus far.”

Defenders John Stones and Kyle Walker plus midfielder Kalvin Phillips weren’t a part of Metropolis’s 21-man squad that travelled to the Danish capital as they continue to be sidelined by accidents.

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