Manchester City boss Guardiola has hit back at Ibrahimovic’s comments on Haaland’s situation under the Spaniard


Manchester City boss Guardiola has hit back at Ibrahimovic’s comments on Erling Haaland’s situation under the Spaniard

Manchester City chief Pep Guardiola replied to Zlatan Ibrahimovicthe comments of Erling Haaland. According to Ibrahimovic, Erling Haaland isn’t reaching his full potential due to Guardiola’s ego.

the old Barcelona the striker compares his past situation at Barcelona to Haaland City’s situation now. Ibra didn’t have a pleasant experience under Guardiola when he joined in 2009. He only lasted one season at Camp Nou. The Spanish giant transferred him to AC Milan.

Ibrahimovic didn’t get much attention due to Messi’s brilliance and the whole team is built around the Argentine.

In his autobiographical book, the Swedish striker blamed his former manager for mistreating him. The striker also claimed that the manager always comes out of the dressing room every time he comes in.

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Manchester City boss Guardiola has hit back at Ibrahimovic’s comments on Erling Haaland’s situation under the Spaniard

At present, the Norwegian is the top scorer with 18 goals in just 12 Premier League games. He has 23 goals in all competitions.

The striker has just joined Manchester City this season. The City squad have decided to activate the €60m release clause in the striker’s contract with Borrusia Dortmund this summer. The Norwegian has signed a five-year contract with the club. Despite several concerns, Haaland has just torn through every defense at Premier League clubs.

A few weeks ago, former United and City goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel shared his thoughts on Haaland on BBC Radio 5 Live. He spoke: “That Zlatan-style goal, and Ronaldo is there too. You see the best, the best strikers in one. It didn’t stop there. Former City defender Joleon Lescott has also compared Haaland to Ibrahimovic.

While talking to Canal+Ibrahimovic said of Haaland: “Do I like Haaland? Yes, absolutely. I think he’s a very smart player.”

But he also added: “It depends on Guardiola’s ego if he lets him get bigger than him or not.”

Guardiola’s response

Manchester City boss Guardiola has hit back at Ibrahimovic's comments on Erling Haaland's situation under the Spaniard
Manchester City boss Guardiola has hit back at Ibrahimovic’s comments on Erling Haaland’s situation under the Spaniard

When reporters asked about Ibrahimovic’s comments, Guardiola ridiculed his former player. He said: “He’s right, he’s completely right. In this club, in this team, my ego is beyond any other person, any player.

He also added: “I said ‘Erling, please, no more goals, otherwise the papers won’t talk about me anymore.’ Guardiola also satirized his former striker saying he should “Write another book.”

Once, the striker claimed Guardiola his “enemy” inside the locker room.

Manchester City are currently the league leaders with 32 points from 13 games. But if Arsenal win today, they will lose their minds again.

After an injury, Haaland featured in the first team again in yesterday’s game against Fulham. Haaland scored from the penalty spot seconds before the final whistle.

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