Pep Guardiola assured over Erling Haaland health after Man Metropolis striker nets brace in pre-season win

Pep Guardiola believes Erling Haaland is in “significantly better” situation now than he was in pre-season final yr.

The Man Metropolis striker is getting ready for his second marketing campaign in England, after a exceptional first 12 months on the membership resulted in 52 targets throughout all competitions in a treble-winning season.

That got here after Haaland confronted questions over whether or not he would adapt to life within the Premier League, with criticism geared toward him after he struggled within the Group Protect in opposition to Liverpool.

The solutions quickly got here in emphatic vogue because the targets flowed, and the 23-year-old has wasted little time in getting up and operating forward of the brand new season. Haaland got here off the bench and scored twice in a 5-3 pleasant win over Yokohama F Marinos in Japan.

Metropolis subsequent tackle Bayern Munich in Tokyo on Wednesday, earlier than dealing with Atletico Madrid in South Korea after which returning to the UK to play Arsenal within the Group Protect on August 6.

In an ominous warning to Metropolis’s Premier League rivals, Guardiola revealed that Haaland’s health is in fine condition and acknowledged that his goalscoring type in pre-season will solely assist when the intense enterprise begins.

“Evaluating final season and that interval, he’s fitter, significantly better than final season when he arrived,” the Metropolis boss stated.

“I do know we might love [his form] to be like final season. Nevertheless it’s not the purpose, the purpose isn’t any accidents. [He] appears to be like good, however he’s nonetheless a manner from one of the best situation, like everybody.

“So, in fact vital for him to attain two targets within the first sport, as a result of final season within the final video games, he couldn’t rating. Vital is the rhythm, the ideas, the ideas we’re working with on a regular basis. Get it as finest as attainable.

“We all know precisely what he has to do. We all know him and in a number of weeks we might be higher situation than now.”

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