This Saturday after Manchester City’s FA Cup victory against Burnley, Pep Guardiola made a joke about the debates around Haaland’s change to C1.
Pep Guardiola stood out despite his husband during the victory of Manchester City (7-0) facing Leipzig in the Champions League. WhileErling Haaland scored a resounding quintuplet during this meeting, the Spanish coach decided to take him out in the 62nd minute of play. A decision which did not take long to ignite social networks, some accusing the City manager of protecting the record of Lionel Messi when Haaland had just equaled him.
Guardiola laughs at the debates
This Saturday, the Norwegian striker again made his efficiency speak for itself by scoring a hat-trick against Burnley in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. And during this meeting, Guardiola again chose the 62nd minute to bring out his striker. This time, the change didn’t spark a debate, but the former Barca manager chose to quip on the midweek one. “Eight goals in four days… I played eleven years at Barça and I scored eleven goals (laughs). He is incredible. I made a change to prevent him from breaking Messi’s FA Cup record.”he launched after the meeting.