Pep Guardiola Praises Erling Haaland’s Killing Instinct as Man City Destroyed Sevilla – Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola gave high praise to his new striker, Erling Haaland who played a big role in The Citizen’s landslide victory over Sevilla, Wednesday (7/9/2022) early morning WIB.

The Sevilla vs Manchester City duel is presented in the first matchday of Group G of the 2022/2023 Champions League at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium. The Citizen came out victorious after scoring four goals without reply.

Erling Haaland was the star in Manchester City’s win over Sevilla. The Norwegian striker scored two goals, while the rest were scored by Phil Foden and Ruben Dias.

Manchester City’s Norwegian striker Erling Haaland gives a thumbs up as he celebrates his team’s victory at the end of the first match of the 2022/2023 Champions League Group G match between Sevilla vs Manchester City, at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on September 6, 2022 local time.Thomas COEX / AFP

The two goals led Erling Haaland into the history of the Champions League. He became the youngest and fastest player to score 25 goals in the competition.

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Erling Haaland scored 25 Champions League goals in just 20 appearances at the age of 22 years, 1 month and 17 days which is more than Kylian Mbappe (22 years 80 days) and Lionel Messi (22 years and 286 days).

Pep Guardila said Erling Haaland had displayed a very consistent performance like when he was still defending RB Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund.

Erling Haaland celebrates after scoring for Manchester City in their Champions League Group G match against Sevilla on September 7, 2022. ANTARA/AFP/CRISTINA QUICLER.
Erling Haaland celebrates after scoring for Manchester City in their Champions League Group G match against Sevilla on September 7, 2022. ANTARA/AFP/CRISTINA QUICLER.

The Spanish coach also praised the quality and instinct of “killing” Erling Haaland as a young striker with the most potential today.

“He has an incredible understanding of scoring goals. We have incredible numbers when it comes to scoring goals and we want that to continue,” Pep Guardiola told reporters. bt sports quoted on the official UEFA website, Wednesday (7/9/2022).

Regarding the match against Sevilla as a whole, Pep Guardiola admitted his team wanted to find a quick goal. After winning by two goals, he said the game had become easier.

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We want to attack as quickly as possible [di babak pertama]. When they were better we scored the second goal with a brilliant action from Phil [Foden]. After that it was easier,” said Guardiola.

This result makes Manchester City temporarily top the 2022/2023 Champions League Group G standings with a collection of three points, while Sevilla must sink to the bottom of the standings.

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