Erling Haaland tells why Man City manager Pep Guardiola reprimanded him on the field: “Sometimes it’s brutal.

After Pep Guardiola was spotted yelling at Erling Haaland on the Burnley field last month, the Manchester City manager has opened up about their relationship.


Erling Haaland claims that Pep Guardiola has a reputation for being “brutal” when communicating with his players.

Despite Haaland scoring twice in the first half, Guardiola garnered attention when he made a beeline for the player as the players left for halftime on the opening day of the Premier League season at Burnley. The City Manager reprimanded Haaland in his customary impassioned manner in order to make a point.

Haaland has spoken about the incident since, putting aside any concerns he might have had with receiving such a public reprimand. The striker has now highlighted how Guardiola’s demands improve him as a player, despite the fact that they might be challenging at times.


Pep is quite demanding on you. With a coach this strict, you can’t be careless, he told L’Equipe.

“That’s how he manages. In any event, it is better to know the complete truth in a very direct way in order to advance and develop. We may admit that it can be cruel at times. However, I like that. It demonstrates his whole commitment and desire.


He was visible on the first day at Burnley. But I respect it because it demonstrates his complete dedication and enthusiasm. Although it’s not always nice, it also forces you to face the truth, and I am aware that his goal is to help you become a better player.

It’s a great relationship between us. He is undoubtedly quite demanding at work and is very straightforward and honest in his communication, but that is how he manages.







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