Fri 28 October 2022 | 14:14

Guardiola confirms Haaland could miss Man City's clash with Leicester

Suffering a knock during City's Champions League clash with Dortmund, Pep Guardiola confirms the Norwegian striker might miss their Saturday clash against Leicester City. However, the Spaniard has complete faith in Alvarez to fill in for their prolific striker.

Scoring 22 goals in just 16 matches,

Erling Haaland

had a flying start to life at

Man City

after completing a move from Dortmund last summer. However, during Man City's lash at Signal Iduna Park the Norwegian striker suffered a knock and a fever as he was taken off the pitch.

Confirming that the prolific striker might miss their upcoming Premier League clash against Leicester City,

Pep Guardiola

told his press conference:

"He feels better but we will train this afternoon [Friday] and we will assess in a few hours.

"We will see how he is feeling and then we will decide."

Julian Alvarez

would fill in for the injured striker as Guardiola has complete faith in Alvarez's ability, who scored two goals in nine league games.

"If Haaland doesn't play, then Alvarez is the natural first option to replace him. I don't judge Julian on how many goals he has scored,"

added Guardiola.

"Play 90 minutes every game and he will score goals, maybe not like Erling, but he will score goals."



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