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Better than Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the way Pep Guardiola hailed Haaland

By Mario Perez

Better than Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the way Pep Guardiola hailed Haaland

The Catalan coach defended the Manchester City from criticism

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Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola surprised the media and the fans with a shocking message on Haaland and his level of football, setting the Norwegian striker ahead of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the football world podium.

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It happened during the press conference of the coach ahead of the Manchester City game against Copenaghen for the first leg of the Champions League group of 16, when the manager responded to several questions about Erling Haaland and his behavior on the pitch and his mentality to succeed.

The manager was asked about the body language shown by Halaand in the first part of the game against Everton where a certain frustration was revealed, and Guardiola defended his striker brutally, remembering his incredible numbers with Manchester City.

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What did Guardiola say about Haaland?

The Catalan manager didn’t hide his confidence and admiration for the Norwegian striker, hailing him as the best in the world nowadays. "Erling can stand the pressure despite playing in one of the most difficult positions on the pitch. Not even Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo have these numbers at this age...", said the manager.

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