Erling Haaland could boomerang for Guardiola and Man City


Manchester – Erling Haaland is one of the best young strikers at the moment. But for Jamie Carragher, Haaland’s arrival to Manchester City could boomerang for Pep Guardiola !
Manchester City brought in Erling Haaland in the transfer market this summer. Haaland was redeemed for 60 million Euros or the equivalent of Rp. 937 billion plus several bonuses.

Erling Haaland has indeed stolen the stage in the Bundesliga since his debut in the 2018/2019 season. His total goals in the Bundesliga (with RB Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund), which is 59 goals from 65 matches. Plus, 15 assists!

The number of goals in the Champions League is also okay. The 21-year-old player scored 23 goals from 19 matches.

Former Liverpool player who became a football pundit, Jamie Carragher said the arrival of Erling Haaland would make the Premier League more exciting. But one thing to remember, manager Pep Guardiola has rarely used a centre-forward for the last two seasons!

“It will be interesting to see Haaland competing in the Premier League. But in the last few seasons, Guardiola has rarely used a centre-forward,” he said, as quoted by Sky Sports.

“But that does not mean, without a central striker they are not successful. City are so good at moving the ball up the line.”

Pep Guardiola often used false nines at Manchester City in 2020. At that time, Sergio Aguero, who was often injured, was replaced by Raheem Sterling to Bernardo Silva.

So for Jamie Carragher, Pep Guardiola would have to change his team’s game a bit in attack. Even Erling Haaland, must be able to adapt as soon as possible and guarantee a lot of goals.

“I don’t think other teams will immediately give up when they meet City. Haaland will still develop and learn,” he explained.

“Or maybe Haaland is more prepared for the Champions League competition. Who knows?” the lid.