Manchester City’s coach Pep Guardiola has revealed why the star signing Erling Haaland has not played any pre-season game for his side.
From all indications Manchester City is not taking any chances in the fitness of the Norwegian cyborg Haaland as they are making sure he is fully fit and ready ahead of the new season.
Pep Guardiola in a post match press conference revealed that Haaland did not play in the fixture against Club America due to a few niggles and problem.
According to goal.com Guardiola revealed:
“Next game, Erling will be ready. He’s had niggles and a few problems. We’ll see. He’s trained just two sessions and didn’t want to take risks. The season is so long.”
The City boss also confirmed the incoming departure of Oleksandr Zinchenko while addressing how his side would cope in his absence.
The club decide what they have to do – and I follow the club. The club decides the signings. We miss an important player in the locker room with Aleks, really really important. We are trying but it doesn’t mean it’s going to happen.
If it doesn’t happen we have alternatives with Joao Cancelo. Josh is a young young talent and Nathan Ake can play there. We will see what happens. We cannot forget Josh [Wilson-Esbrand].