“I Am Disappointed” – Guardiola Declares After Haaland Missed Clear Chances

Pep Guardiola has spoken about the chances missed by his striker Erling Haaland this season. The City manager declared that whenever the Norwegian was disappointed as a result of chances missed, he also felt disappointed.

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Pep Guardiola continues to breathe life into Manchester City’s hope of making records by winning the fourth consecutive league title this campaign. He led his side to a 3-1 victory against their bitter rivals on Sunday.

Meanwhile, City were frustrated throughout the first 45 minutes of the game after conceding an early goal. They were unable to find an equaliser through the first half as Erling Haaland missed a clear chance to level the score.

A header back across the face of the goal from Phil Foden presented Haaland with the chance to tap home into an empty goal from no more than three yards, but his volleyed effort was somehow sent over the crossbar and away from danger.

Speaking after the match, Guardiola said he was disappointed when Haaland also felt the same, but the Norwegian wouldn’t let that break him. He said the striker is only sad for 10 seconds whenever he misses a clear chance.

“When he is disappointed, I am disappointed,” said Pep Guardiola. “I want him to score four or five like he did at Luton. He can miss this one and be sad for 10 seconds. Miss five more and be sad for 10 seconds in his mind. Then erase it and on to next.”

Haaland is the English top-flight highest scorer despite missing many clear chances in recent games and was also out for almost two months with an injury. The former Borussia Dortmund player has scored 18 times this season, two points above Aston Villa in-form striker Ollie Watkins.

The City striker will hope to increase his goals next weekend when City will travel to Anfield to take on the league leader Liverpool.

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