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Pep Guardiola: Manchester City boss says managers are overrated compared to players, Erling Haaland can still improve | Football News

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has raised so many questions about how to deal with Erling Haaland within the squad that football managers are ‘overrated’ in terms of their influence on their players thinking about.

City’s new Norwegian has scored 12 goals in seven games as Premier League champions, but Guardiola has failed to catch up after last week’s 4-0 win over Sevilla when Haaland’s team-mate gave the new striker the ball too early. He expressed annoyance that he wanted to give

Haaland is gearing up for a quick reunion with his former club Borussia Dortmund in the second round of Wednesday’s Champions League fixture and has been widely described as City’s manager – one of the best coaches in the game. Acknowledged – Believe what is the level of intelligence in football players. Define the result.

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“It’s not what you have to do, but when you have to do it. That’s why football is difficult,” Guardiola said at his pre-match press conference before the game against Dortmund. “I said many times when making [analysis] Pause the video and say, “Look, there’s a space” – this is fake.

“How decisions have to be made, how many decisions have to be made: it’s only for the players. I’ve said it many times: we coaches overestimate our influence. It is

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“The game belongs to them [the players]decisions have to be made and they can express [their game] and do it as much as they want. If the pass is on, you may miss it. ”

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Haaland became the fastest player to score 10 goals in the Premier League earlier this month, and many analysts questioned whether the 22-year-old’s influence could lead City to its first Champions League title after last week’s win against Sevilla. increase.

But even though the Norwegian forward has already seen his record slip just a month after making his professional debut at City, Guardiola says Haaland isn’t even at his best yet. I think.

Guardiola with Manchester City's Erling Haaland on the touchline
Manchester City’s Erling Haaland on Guardiola’s touchline

“He’s young and hungry. I can improve personally,” added the City boss. “He can be better, that’s for sure. His connection and timing with his peers will make him a better player.”

City midfielder Ilkei Gundogan, who set up Haaland’s maiden goal against West Ham last month, said the same thing.

“The numbers speak for themselves,” said the German, who also joined City from Dortmund. “He’s been performing great on the pitch, but off the pitch his character, attitude and determination are great.

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“For such a young boy he is very mature and his future is very bright. He will show a lot more not only this season but in the years to come. The club is We have signed an incredible player and person. Obviously a proper No. 9 and a physically strong striker will help us a lot.”

Asked if Haaland could make a difference for City in the Champions League, Gundogan said:

“It’s going to be a very tough competition and the details can make or break the outcome. We will try to move forward as much as possible this season and try to play a good role again in this competition.”