EPL: Guardiola reveals difference between Haaland, Messi

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has revealed the difference between striker Erling Haaland and Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi.

Haaland has made a remarkable start to life with Manchester City as he has netted 17 goals and provided three assists across all competitions for the Premier League champions.

The Norwegian scored a hat-trick in Man City’s Premier League derby 6-3 victory over Manchester United on Sunday at Etihad.

His latest three goals against Erik ten Hag’s side means he has now scored 14 goals in the Premier League so far.

Asked after the game if he had the same sensations with Haaland that he had when he was in charge of Messi at Barcelona, Guardiola explained the difference.

“Maybe the difference is that Erling needs all his teammates, while Messi could do it on his own,” the Spaniard said at his post-match press conference.