Guardiola on Erling Haaland and what he must do to reach Ronaldo and Messi's level
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Manchester City will have an interesting challenge in the match against Bayern Munich. Many consider this match to be 'the final before the final' Certainly one of the key players in this match will be Erling Haaland. The Norwegian will have more imperative considering the rivalry between his previous club (Borussia Dortmund) and Bayern Munich.
After the last match of the Premier League, Pep Guardiola had only words of praise for Erling Haaland and what he is currently doing. He made a comparison between Haaland and Ronaldo and Messi. "Erling knows those two guys dominated over two decades not just one or two seasons, winning titles and doing everything.
Football is a better place for Cristiano and Messi for what they have done for our business, the traction of these two guys competing at the big clubs.
Erling is arriving in the toughest league in the world.
I can talk as I've been in other leagues and doing what he has done is remarkable. Erling is here for these types of games, it was a little bit hard but he has the ability from an incredible assist from Kevin [De Bruyne] to break the game."- the Spaniard said, quoted by eurosport.com
Pep Guardiola: Erling needs to work hard
The Norwegian is physically fitter than 90% of players.
His hunger for goals, his fight, all that makes him unique and great. The Spanish expert emphasized that Haaland must continue with effort and work if he wants to break records. "He is so competitive but to reach the Cristiano and Messi levels is a lot of work.
They don't get injured. Erling is tall, he's huge, he needs a lot of care, physios, not just one but a lot of people.
He has an incredible mindset. His head is in the right place. He lives to be professional. I know his reaction when he misses goals but he's only frustrated for five minutes.
His mindset comes back in the right position and he knows what he has to do.
He has the same pressure as Messi and Cristiano - when they don't score for two or three games, people ask what's happened. The numbers he has at his age are unbelievable."