Erling Haaland calmed all his early doubter claims Guardiola

Haaland scored a brace on his Premier League debut.

Man City won 2-0 against West Ham thanks to the brace scored by summer signing Erling Haaland on his debut.

The Norwegian forward faced some criticism for his underwhelming performance in the Community Shield against Liverpool.

But Pep Guardiola claims Haaland has silenced his critics with his performance last night.

“One week ago he could not adapt to the Premier League. Now he’s alongside Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo,” smiled City boss Guardiola.

“He’s a guy with incredible talent, a scorer of goals. I’ve known him for a month. I know how he handled criticism this week and he was calm, he trained really well. We will see when he is complimented how he reacts.”

“The way he took the ball to take the penalty, I said, ‘Oh, I like it’,” added Guardiola.

“I think if someone were to take this ball, he would have punched his team-mates in the face. I’m pretty sure of that, and that is a good sign.

“You’ve got to be self-confident, ambitious and have a ruthless mentality. And of course, he scored it.”


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