Pep responds to Kino’s comments, insists Haaland is a killer.

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Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola responds to Sky Sports analyst. Roy Keane’s criticism of Erling Braut Haaland performance in last weekend’s league game against Arsenal 0-0 emphasizing that the Norwegian star is still an unparalleled striker.

‘Kino’ slammed the 23-year-old striker for lacking the skills and technique to beat quality defenders from the Gunners, making him more like a striker from League Two than a 52-goal scorer like last season. 

That made Guardiola listen and feel upset and had to come out and protect his subordinates. On the other hand, it encourages Haaland to create a performance that silences critics UFABET 

“He’s the best striker in the world,” Guardiola said at a press conference ahead of the meeting with Aston Villa (April 4).

“He helped us win the championship last season. And that’s why we don’t have much to say about Erling. The team just needs to be effective in the final third. With the number of people increasing.” 

“We played a really good game. I went back and looked at the recordings of the Arsenal game. And the mistake was that there were more people hanging around in the final third.”

“With the different qualities and skills we have, Haaland is exceptionally good.” 

City failed to score a goal in a home league game for the first time since October 2021. But overall Haaland had a good season with 29 goals , 6 assists from 35 matches played in all competitions.