Man City have incredible doctors and physios to take care of Haaland’s fitness.
Pep Guardiola has hailed Manchester City’s backroom staff for keeping Erling Haaland fit and firing this season.
The Norway international has been excellent in his debut season at Man City. The young gun fired with his striking ability, scoring 45 goals across all competitions.
Haaland made his £51million move from Borussia Dortmund last summer which is a record for a Premier League player.
City manager Guardiola said: “I don’t know what he’s done in Dortmund but we take care of him 24 hours – we have incredible doctors and physios. They are behind him every second of the day.
“It’s difficult to understand why you’d spend a lot of money and then leave them, but I don’t know what the other clubs do.
“With this demanding schedule of games every three or four days we have to take care of them – with nutrition, rest, sleep, food.
“For the training, how many minutes – there is data. Sometimes they cannot train more than 10 or 15 minutes.
“People say why was he subbed against Leipzig when he’d scored all the goals but then he was injured after the Burnley game. He could not play with us against Liverpool or for Norway.
“We know we have to keep a watch because he’s so big. Physios, massage, backs, shoulders, tendons, everything.
We take care of him 24 hours – we have incredible doctors and physios. They are behind him every second of the day.
“He works so much inside the training centre, much more than on the pitch. Today in modern football, players train more behind the scenes than on the pitch.”
The Sky Blues face Leicester on Saturday with the chance to cut Arsenal’s lead at the top of the Premier League to three points.
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