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Guardiola is ready to stand against Haaland

Mon 05 April 2021 | 16:54

Man City boss has some plans to stop Dortmund’s scoring machine.

The Citizens

will face

Borussia Dortmund

in the Champions League quarter-final, and their boss knows how dangerous Dortmund can be with their scoring machine

Erling

Haaland

. But

Pep Guardiola

says that the best way to stop Haaland from scoring is preventing him from getting the ball.

"He’s fantastic, everyone knows it. A blind guy can realise he’s fantastic, it's not necessary to be a manager to realise it,"

Guardiola said of Haaland ahead of Tuesday's first leg at Etihad Stadium.

The Norwegian striker has scored 33 goals in 32 games for Dortmund this season, which shows how talented he is, but Guardiola seems to have a plan to stop him.

"The strikers who score goals are going to score more goals when they are in our box. When they have more minutes as far as away from our box, they have less chances.

"Not just Haaland - Vardy, Salah, Gabriel [Jesus], Aguero - all the strikers around the world they want to be there as much as possible. So the best way is avoid them being there as much as possible."

The Citizens sit in the leading position in the Premier League, 14 points away from the second team, and have reached the Champions League’s quarter-finals, where they haven’t been able to win the trophy yet, and this could be their ultimate goal with Guardiola considering his history in the UCL, winning the title twice with Barcelona.


source: SportMob