Erling Haaland wanted a double hattrick: Pep Guardiola took him out of the game
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Erling Haaland excelled in last night's match against RB Leipzig, scoring 5 goals in his team's 7:0 victory. The Norwegian commented on his performance after the match and revealed what he said to Pep Guardiola after he took him out of the game in the 63rd minute.
"I told him [Pep Guardiola] I would love to score a double hat-trick but what can I do?" Haaland said with the smile, as quoted by eurosport.com Haaland had no answer to the question; Which of the goals was his favorite: "I'm blurry in my head.
I remember shooting but not thinking," he said.
"I was so tired after my celebrations.
My super strength is scoring goals. Should I be honest? A lot of goals today, I didn't think. I was just trying to get it into the back of the net.
A lot of it is being quick in the mind and trying to put it where the goalkeeper is not."
Pressing was the main tactic of his team in this match. It turned out that Guardiola prepared the team brilliantly and chose the right tactics.
"We worked on the pressing yesterday, especially at home we have to run and press. We are so good at getting the ball.
I think we can use this more [pressing], there is more space for the guys in between to play. Compared to last year and now we can play with a striker in behind and that's what I'm trying to bring." Pep Guardiola is happy with the performance of his team.
"It was a really good performance from minute one until the end from everyone,"-Guardiola said.
"We play very good with and without the ball. We scored a lot of goals. Erling was amazing but everyone was exceptional."Five in 60 minutes. Incredible guy, huge talent. Power, mentality, he's a serial winner. Really good."