Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, has explained the distinction between Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain and striker Erling Haaland.
Haaland has had a remarkable first season with Premier League champion Manchester City, scoring 17 goals and dishing out three assists across all competitions.
In Man City's 6-3 victory over Manchester United in the Premier League derby on Sunday at the Etihad, the Norwegian scored a hat-trick.
He has now scored 14 goals in the Premier League after his most recent three goals against Erik ten Hag's team.
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.
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