"WE DID NOT WANT UNNECESSARY RISKS"
Guardiola asks for patience with Haaland and gives a 'hint' about his debut
Published:21/07/2022 - 17:46h
Updated:21/07/2022 - 17:46h
Erling Haaland was unable to make his City debut against América de México. At the end of the match, Guardiola spoke to the media and asked for patience with the player, who could play the next matches
The Manchester City 2022-2023 set up during the night of the past Wednesday in front of the America of Mexico. The 'citizens' began of the best possible way the pre-season when defeating to the 'Eagles' by 2-1 thanks to a doublet of Kevin of Bruyne. Pep Guardiola, trainer of the British, reserved little and at all to the hour to do the alignment of his square, which went out to the field with the majority of his figures. However, the fanatical mancunianos remained with win them to see the debut of the new 'star' of his team
And it is that the Norwegian Erling Haaland, flamante signing of the group 'skyblue', saw the meeting between English and Mexicans from the bench of acting. The forward, that arrived to the Etihad Stadium at the beginning of this summer after from the blue side of Manchester credited 75 million euros to the Borussia Dortmund by his index card, not even jumped to heat in the band. In fact, it did not shoe the uniform, leaving in evidence that his suplencia was of common agreement.
When finalising the meeting, Guardiola pronounced about the situation of the goleador. In the press conference after the victory in front of the Latin group, the one of Sampedor put him 'cold cloths' to the absence of Haaland in the meeting, affirming that they do not want to risk with the player, which will see minutes in the next duels. "In the next parties will play, there is not problem. This finish to begin and did not want to assume unnecessary risks", manifested.
Pep justified the presence in the terracing of the footballer ensuring that only it trained twice and want to take care his physical state. "It trained only twice and we did not want to run risks. The season is very long. Had problems the past season. We want to take care it and that was in shape". Besides, it gave a 'track' of when it could give the so expected debut of Erling, confessing that "perhaps it can play some minutes in front of the Bayern of Munich. We will see his evolution in the next trainings".
One of the new 'jewels' if it debuted
The one who if it contested his first minutes dressing the shield of the Manchester City was the youngster goleador Julián Álvarez. The ex of River jumped to the terrain of game like the forward title of the square of Guardiola, leaving good feelings. After the crash, the trainer did not remain short in praises to the 'Spider', of the one who aseveró that "have the feeling to having hired to a young player of first level for the next years and are loved". The new offensive pair of the 'skyblues' promises a lot.