Haaland adapting to our style says Pep

Pep Guardiola says despite Erling Haaland’s superb start to life in sky blue, he is still adjusting to the way City play.

The boss believes that the Norwegian will steadily get to know how his team-mates play and reap the benefits as the season continues – which could be even worse news for opposition defenders!

“We are really pleased with him,” said Pep.


“He is a lovely, lovely guy. You see his passion for the job. But in the same way as Stefan, Kalvin, Julian - this is what we are looking for. To be comfortable.

“What happens in the future I don't know. I have a feeling he understands what we want better.

“It takes time, for crosses from Kevin are quicker than Riyad, for example. So, to read the tempo and timings needs time.

“Try to continue. Tomorrow is another example, another battle and challenge.

“Keep going. In bad moments, be calm, relax and find out why.

“It won't change the world if one day he does not score goals.

“Except Newcastle game in some moments, we were so stable in what we have done.”