Pep Guardiola insists Erling Haaland will rating ‘one other day’

Manchester City supervisor Pep Guardiola has insisted that summer season signing Erling Haaland will rating “on another day” after the celebrity striker missed a number of probabilities within the Community Shield defeat to Liverpool on Saturday night time.

Haaland arrived at City on the again of 134 targets in 137 video games for membership and nation for the reason that begin of the 2019/20 season and instantly bought off the mark in sky blue in pre-season.

But the 21-year-old Norwegian did not convert any of his three pictures within the annual curtain-raiser, which Liverpool went on to win 3-1 to say their first minor silverware of the season, as effectively as early bragging rights between the rival golf equipment.

Guardiola has beforehand spoken of Haaland needing time to regain full health – the participant missed two elements of final season with Borussia Dortmund by harm – and didn’t seem unduly involved about his striker’s incapacity to search out the web.

“He had chances – two or three in the first half and one at the end. He was always there. He fought a lot and made the moves,” the supervisor defined through ManCity.com.

“It’s good for him to see the reality of the new country, the new league. He was there. Today he didn’t score – another day he scores.”

City have performed their ultimate pre-season sport – a charity match in opposition to Barcelona nonetheless to come back at the top of August – and can open the Premier League marketing campaign away to West Ham on Sunday 7 August.

Guardiola’s facet will face newly-promoted Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest earlier than the top of the opening month and don’t face one among final season’s high 4 till they host Tottenham in matchweek seven. A rematch with Liverpool will observe just a few weeks later in mid-October.

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