Star coach Pep Guardiola from English Premier League leaders Manchester City is looking forward to his new protégé Erling Haaland. “He can definitely help us score more goals,” said the Spaniard after the 5-1 (3-1) win at Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Skyblues and Borussia Dortmund announced on Tuesday that the top scorer would move from the Bundesliga to England in the summer.
“Congratulations to the club. He is a commitment for the next few years,” Guardiola continued: “We are very happy that he has decided to come to us.” He is convinced that Haaland will quickly adapt to the club’s style of play.
Thanks to a four-goal gala by Kevin de Bruyne at Wolves, ManCity was clearly on course for the title on Wednesday evening, even without its new star. In the past five league games alone, the ex-Wolfsburg player and his teammates have scored 22 goals. Two games before the end of the season, the lead over Champions League finalists Liverpool is three points and seven goals.