EPL: Guardiola makes ‘greatest ever’ claim over Haaland


 

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has claimed that striker, Erling Haaland is already one of the world’s greatest strikers for his age.

Guardiola also said that Haaland could go on to be one of the best goalscorers of all time.

The Spaniard said this during his pre-match press conference ahead of Manchester City’s Premier League tie with Bournemouth on Saturday.

Haaland got his Man City career off to a brilliant start with two goals on his Premier League debut against West Ham United last week.

Asked if he can compare Haaland with any other strikers he’s worked with or in world football, Guardiola said: “He’s a top striker. If you put the names of the biggest strikers at that age, how many games he has, and the goals he scored, he’s the greatest.

“You see how many games he played in Salzburg. How many goals? But he’s still at a young age. Tomorrow will be a new challenge and he’s aged 21, 22 with a long career ahead of him, and he has the desire to be better, he will continue to improve. I will encourage him to be a better player, a better finisher and [he has to] think today I will be better than yesterday, try to train today better than yesterday. When this happens, he has the skills to be one of the best of best top scorers of all time.”

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