Pep Guardiola makes Erling Haaland health declare after Man Metropolis brace
Pep Guardiola believes Erling Haaland is fitter now than he was on the identical stage of pre-season a yr in the past, following his medical brace in opposition to Yokohama Marinos.
got here from behind to win 5-3 in opposition to their Japanese sister membership on Sunday, with half-time substitute scoring two objectives with simply three touches of the ball.
The Norwegian ahead already has extra objectives than he managed throughout the primary three matches of final summer time, when he scored the winner vs Bayern Munich however didn’t web in opposition to Membership America or Liverpool within the Neighborhood Protect.
Haaland broke the Premier League scoring document with 36 objectives final season, netting 52 throughout all competitions as a part of an unimaginable debut season in England.
Regardless of that, he had really solely scored one objective in his earlier eight appearances heading into pre-season, however regarded again to his finest with two well-taken objectives in Tokyo.
Talking after the win in opposition to Yokohama Marinos, Guardiola was requested for his verdict on Haaland and the way good he might be once more subsequent season.
“Evaluating final season, that interval. He’s fitter, significantly better, than final season when he arrived,” he stated. “I do know we’d like to be like final season. He seems good, however he’s nonetheless a approach from the very best situation, like everybody.
“So, most essential for him was to attain two objectives within the first sport, as a result of final season within the final video games, he couldn’t rating. Essential is the rhythym, the rules, we’re working with on a regular basis. We all know precisely what he has to do; we all know him, and in a couple of weeks we shall be higher situation than now.”