Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has fired back at critics of his side’s move for Erling Haaland by emphatically warning he is perfectly suited to their style of play. Haaland will join City at the end of the season in a £51million transfer from Borussia Dortmund.
Some have raised doubts about the Norwegian’s suitablity to the way that Guardiola’s City play. But the Spaniard has now hit back at those who have questioned City’s decision to buy Haaland.
“I hear he’s not going to adapt to the way we play and I would like to ask ‘how is the way we play?’ I’m pretty sure those who ask don’t know it. I’m pretty sure he will adapt well – like Julian Alvarez this summer coming from Argentina and we’re going to help him to adapt well,” he said.
“Always that happens. Players when they are good – and normally they are in clubs like City – they have good energy to see positives. They understand we want to help them and our way to play is so simple really. I’m pretty sure about Haaland. But to give you a real opinion I have to work with him first. When he scores this amount of goals it’s because he’s good.”
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