Pep Guardiola admits Manchester Metropolis should discover a approach to get Erling Haaland extra concerned after the Norway worldwide was diminished to a peripheral position in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Manchester United. Haaland, who managed simply 19 touches at Outdated Trafford and was restricted to half-chances, has now gone three video games with out a aim after scoring 27 instances in his first 21 outings. Metropolis’s current stumbles have sparked debate over whether or not the introduction of the prolific ahead has pressured the staff to vary their method after turning into accustomed to working with out an out-and-out striker over the previous two seasons.
Former Metropolis midfielder Dietmar Hamann stated on social media that Guardiola’s staff “were a better team without Haaland, even if he scores 40 goals this season”.
Guardiola remains to be engaged on integrating his 51 million kilos ($62 million) signing, who joined Metropolis from Borussia Dortmund final June.
“At the moment we have that process because when teams are sat in their 18-yard box, it is more difficult but we have to find him a little bit more, yes,” stated the Metropolis boss.
Metropolis have struggled for consistency this season, notably because the World Cup, drawing at dwelling to Everton and now struggling back-to-back defeats towards Southampton within the League Cup and United within the league.
However Guardiola, whose defending champions are second within the Premier League, eight factors behind Arsenal, refused responsible a change within the system to accommodate Haaland.
“I would say the inconsistency was in terms of results but not performances,” he stated. “In general, (but) not against Southampton, we were consistent in our games.
“After all towards Everton we performed higher, however they’d one shot on track and we drew. They punished you when earlier than it did not occur — we all the time discovered a approach to get the outcomes.
“If we play good or bad, we always had that chance. I think this is our strength and we have to improve but in terms of performance, I think we are consistent.”
Metropolis took the lead at Outdated Trafford however Bruno Fernandes scored a hotly contested equaliser and Marcus Rashford netted what proved to be the winner simply 4 minutes later.
However regardless of disappointment on the consequence and frustration with the choice to permit the Fernandes aim to face, Guardiola was a lot happier with the efficiency.
“We were there all the time, I could recognise my team,” he stated. “That is all I can say. At Southampton… what is this? What is this team? But this was the opposite. I recognise my team from many, many years.”
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