EPL: Guardiola Exposes Secret On How Clubs Can Stop Haaland From Performing

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has exposed how clubs can stop striker Erling Haaland from performing.

Haaland has been in impressive form for Man City so far this season.

The Norway international is currently the top scorer in the Premier League and also in the Champions League.

Speaking ahead of Man City’s crucial Premier League tie against Arsenal on Wednesday night at the Etihad Stadium, Guardiola revealed at his pre-match press conference that one way to stop Haaland from performing is for the opposition team to have 80 per cent ball possession.

Guardiola said: “From what he [Haaland] has shown in his career, it is difficult, but as a team [you have] to have him involved as little as possible.

“When we [Man City] played against him when he was at Borussia Dortmund, we tried to have 70-80 per cent ball possession.

“When we have the ball, we have more chances, but the game we’re going to play tomorrow [Wednesday] will be a lot of transitions and duels.

“They plan to play a game so aggressive, almost man-to-man, so the way you do the process is difficult,” Guardiola added.

Man City are currently five points behind Arsenal in the Premier League table. However, the Citizens have two games in hand.

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