Pep Guardiola has praised Erling Haaland and his side after their 3-1 win over Young Boys. The European champions were pushed by the Swiss champions but Haaland and City’s quality was enough to see off a stubborn Young Boys side at the Wankdorf Stadium.
Guardiola was delighted with how his side performed during the win. Young Boys took the game to his side and had their moments during the contest. He spoke glowingly of the performance adding: “The result is good. Nine out of nine. Our positional game was exceptional. We talk about short passes on artificial pitches and long passes is more difficult to control it. We had chances but in general, it was a really really good game. Very pleased for the performance.”
When asked about Haaland after his match-winning brace the City boss spoke highly of Erling Haaland and his performance. He said: “He has the pressure from what happened last season. Not just last season. He has to score seven goals every single game and it is impossible. He is happy. He scored a lot of goals. People want him to fail after scoring 52 goals. Maybe in the right moment of the season, he will be there even better than now. In the Champions League again he is there. We are really pleased he is a guy with hunger. He is so humble. He is a great competitor.”
Pep Guardiola and his treble winners will now return to Manchester to begin preparations for Sunday’s trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United. They will be buoyed by last night’s result and will head to Old Trafford with Erling Haaland in ominous form. A massive derby looms this weekend as the two local rivals clash in Premier League action.