August 13, 2022

Community Shield 2022: Guardiola reacts to Haaland’s misses against Liverpool

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has said he is not worried about Erling Haaland’s performance in Saturday’s Community Shield game against Liverpool.

Haaland failed to find the back of the net as City lost 3-1 at the King Power Stadium.

The Norway striker missed a couple of chances, before a glaring one with a minute left in the encounter.

“[Haaland] had chances, two or three in the first half, and one in the end, and always is there,” Guardiola said.

Of Haaland’s glaring late miss, he added: “He is strong, another time he will put it in the net. It happened. It is football. He was there.

“He had another goal disallowed because the ball was over the line. He fought a lot and made the movements. It is good for him to see the reality of a new country and new league. He was there but today he didn’t score and another day he will score. He has an incredible quality and he will do it.

“He has had just two weeks, two weeks and a half, and I am really comfortable with what we are seeing since we arrived this season.

“I am not absolutely concerned. The reality is we have two or three months ahead of us. He is going to help us.”

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