Pep: Man City ‘gentle’ regardless of comeback win


Pep Guardiola accused Manchester City of being “soft” regardless of Erling Haaland inspiring a second-half comeback to beat Crystal Palace 4-2.

Haaland scored a 19-minute hat trick as City battled again from 2-0 down on the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

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Guardiola was filled with reward for Haaland however mentioned afterwards he’s involved after watching his workforce go two objectives down in 4 of their final six league video games stretching again to final season.

“We have to improve,” Guardiola mentioned. “We are soft in some departments. There are parts we need to be in the competition more. The Premier League doesn’t wait. When you are waiting a while it is difficult.”

The objectives had been Haaland’s first on the Etihad following his summer season transfer from Borussia Dortmund.

The 22-year-old has already discovered the online in opposition to West Ham and Newcastle this season to get off to a flying begin at his new membership.

“It is important for him to get goals,” Guardiola added, who additionally had Bernardo Silva on the rating sheet.

“He has the sense to score goals. The third one, to have the quality to be strong then put the ball in the net. The space depends on the movement of the opponents. You have to be patient and have more runners, it gives him more space.”

Haaland, in the meantime, is simply the fourth participant to attain six objectives or extra in his first 4 Premier League appearances after Diego Costa, Sergio Aguero and Mick Quinn.

“These games are why I’m here, to turn things around when there are difficult times,” Haaland mentioned.

“In the end it was about small adjustments. We were almost there sometimes in the first half so it was about getting it done. This is what we do. It’s a good feeling.”

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