Guardiola’s irony at Haaland’s departure after his hattrick against Burnley: “I didn’t want him to break Messi’s record in the FA Cup”

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Guardiola ironized the change of Haaland after his three goals against Burnley (REUTERS / Phil Noble)

Manchester City He showed his might again. The citizen cast was dispatched with a 6-0 against Burnley that allowed him to advance to the semifinals of the FA Cup.

Erling Haaland was the great figure, since scored three goals. The Norwegian repeated his outstanding performance of weekday when converted five goals in the rout of Manchester City 7-0 against Red Bull Leizig for the rematch of the round of 16 of the Champions League.

During that comparison, social networks burned against Pep Guardiola by the decision of replace Haaland when there were still just over half an hour of play left. Immediately, dozens of users accused to the Spanish coach for having taken him out for take care of Lionel Messi’s recordof the player with the most goals in a Champions League match.

This time, the Norwegian was substituted again when the complement was averaging and after the match against Burnley, Guardiola ironized: “I replaced him because I didn’t want him to break Messi’s record in the FA Cup. I try to punish my players. That is my intention”.

In this way, Pep made it clear that the comments reached him after qualifying in the Champions League. “I know he doesn’t care, he’s so positive in his life, he’s optimistic, he never complains”remarked Guardiola about the great present of the 22-year-old striker.

Since his arrival at Manchester City, Erling Haaland has scored 42 goals in 37 games and is just two short of 200 in his career.

After that meeting for the Champions League Guardiola also joked about it. “If he had made it at 22 he would be bored in his future.” And he added: “He scored 5 in 60 minutes, no more, if he had been in the 90 minutes, who knows what he could do. He is an amazing guy, with a special mindset.”

Julián Ávarez, who started, scored his team’s fourth and sixth conquest -at 17m and 28m into the second half-. The quarterfinals of the FA Cup, whose last champion was Liverpool, will be completed tomorrow with the following matches: Sheffield United-Blackburn Rovers (9:00), Brighton-Grimsby Town (11:15) and Manchester United-Fulham (13 :30, ESPN and Star+).

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