Erling Haaland faces a lot of expectations and pressure, but coach Pep Guardiola still believes that Haaland can shine even more this season.
Erling Haaland’s first season with Man City ended very successfully with a historic treble. The Norwegian striker also broke many records in his first season playing for his new team.
However, things gradually changed in the second season. The Norwegian player is “taken care of” more closely by the opponent’s defenders and is under greater pressure from the fans’ expectations. But coach Pep Guardiola still believes in his students.
Accordingly, Pep said: “The expectations placed on Haaland are very high, but he copes very well with this problem. Haaland knows that he can score more goals after 9 Premier League matches as well as 2 The Champions League group stage match is over. Haaland can also score more goals than last season.”
Pep also admitted that winning three titles last season still affects the psychology of Man City players. He said: “The treble last season had a lot of impact on Man City, including me. We need to make efforts to get close to recreating the above achievement.
No team has ever won the Premier League four times in a row, so everyone understands how difficult this is. At this moment, our goal is to qualify for the Champions League group stage.
Hopefully Man City can accomplish that goal after the match against Young Boys. After that, we will come back and focus on the Premier League. This is still the number 1 goal for Man City.”
Pep also said that Man City cannot be eliminated from the championship race after just two losses. Rising up the rankings at this time is very important.