Guardiola pumped up after 'incredible professional' show by Haaland in Champions League

Haaland scored two goals in Man City’s UCL win over Young Boys.

Man City boss Pep Guardiola was happy with the performance of Erling Haaland who scored a brace in a previous Champions League tie. Man City were clinical against Young Boys in UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

The Norway international scored a second-half penalty after Manuel Akanji’s opener. He then scored one more goal with a right-footed curling strike in the 86th minute.

Haaland has added fire to Man City’s attack since his debut season. He scored 52 goals last season to complete the treble. Guardiola admits Haaland was not concerned that he hadn’t found the net in this season’s Champions League before tonight.

Guardiola said, “He has the pressure from what happened last season. Not just last season. He has to score seven goals every single game and it is impossible.

“He is happy. He scored a lot of goals. People want him to fail after scoring 52 goals.

“Maybe in the right moment of the season he will be there even better than now. In the Champions League again he is there.

“We are really pleased he is a guy with hunger. He is so humble. He is an incredible professional. He is a great competitor.

“He is involved in the games and participates more in our process. I don’t want him to just to be there in the box and score goals.

“If he is there involved when we arrive in the box he will be more clever. I have no doubts and he has a desire to improve.”

Manchester City will now be in action for the cracking contest of the Premier League against Manchester United. Guardiola would want Haaland to win the game for the club.

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