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Pep Guardiola hits back at Roy Keane’s recent criticism of Manchester City ace

Pep Guardiola has actually countered at Roy Keane’s criticism of Manchester City striker Erling Haaland after a current 0-0 draw versus Arsenal.

The previous Manchester United midfielder, Roy Keane, shared his review of Haaland’s efficiency and compared his “general play” to that of a League Two gamer following the 0-0 draw in between Manchester City and Arsenal.

Haaland handled simply 23 touches because video game and was entirely defined of the video game by Arsenal protectors William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes.

Pep Guardiola counters at Roy Keane over criticism of Haaland

However, the Man City coach Pep Guardiola disagreed with the criticism. Guardiola asserted that Haaland wasn’t accountable for his minimal goal-scoring chances versus Arsenal, countering Keane’s evaluation.

“It’s like [if] I said he’s a manager for the second or third league. I don’t think so. He’s the best striker in the world and he helped us to win what we won last season and the reason why we don’t create many chances [against Arsenal] is not from Erling,” he informed ESPN.

“We need more presence in the final third with more people and we played an exceptional game against Arsenal. I reviewed it.”

Despite Keane’s heavy criticism, Haaland’s impressive record of 52 objectives in 53 video games throughout City’s treble-winning season and 29 objectives in 35 video games this term speaks volumes.

Arsenal’s Brazilian protector #06 Gabriel Magalhaes (L) defend the ball with Manchester City’s Norwegian striker #09 Erling Haaland throughout the English Premier League football match in between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on March 31, 2024. (Photo by Darren Staples / AFP)

Guardiola amazed at Roy Keane’s current remarks

Guardiola revealed surprise at Keane’s review, indicating that previous gamers need to comprehend much better before passing judgment.

“From journalism I can understand because they have never been on the pitch, but the former players always I am surprised.”

The criticism was rather over the top from the Sky Sports expert, however the Norwegian worldwide is most likely now ending up being a victim of his own success. His exceptional capability in front of objective makes it a surprise and a frustration when he doesn’t rating.

With the current goalless draw to Arsenal, Manchester City are 3 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool with just 9 video games to play.


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