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Pep Guardiola jokes Erling Haaland is without doubt one of the all-time greats every week after being a flop

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Manchester Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola has joked that Erling Haaland will now turn into one of many Premier League greats after scoring twice on his debut, having been bizarrely slated only a week earlier for lacking a giant likelihood and failing to attain within the Group Protect.

Haaland netted each targets, one in both half, in Metropolis’s opening weekend win over West Ham. Membership legend Sergio Aguero is the one different Metropolis participant to have scored twice on his Premier League debut, doing so in a well-known win towards Swansea method again in August 2011.

“Folks mentioned he was a failure and that he wouldn’t adapt to the Premier League and everybody laughed at him,” Guardiola mentioned within the wake of Haaland’s efficiency on the London Stadium.

“Now he’s going [to be the next] Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer or Cristiano Ronaldo,” the boss joked.

“[It] takes time. It’s the first Premier League sport, and he has an extended profession. When he’s going to retire – hopefully [he’ll] keep a few years right here – we’ll analyse what he has turn into.”

Guardiola additionally mentioned, “He’s a man with unbelievable expertise, scores good numbers however we want to add one thing extra to his sport to be a greater participant. Not only a man who scores targets, which is so vital, however that’s why we need to attempt to give every part to him to be a greater participant.

“He was born to attain targets.”

Haaland could have alternative so as to add to his objective tally subsequent weekend when Metropolis face newly promoted Bournemouth, adopted by Premier League video games towards Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest all earlier than the tip of August.

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