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‘Again?’ – Guardiola reluctantly praises Haaland’s latest record

Erling Haaland at Man City
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A weary Pep Guardiola praised Erling Haaland once more after the Man City striker had another record-breaking night in the Champions League.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola jokingly expressed fatigue at answering questions about Erling Haaland’s achievements.

In Manchester City’s 3-2 comeback victory over RB Leipzig, Haaland scored his 40th Champions League goal. It took him only 35 games to reach this milestone, a new record. The previous record holder was Ruud van Nistelrooy, who reached the 40-goal mark in 45 Champions League matches.

At the weekend, Haaland also became the fastest player to score 50 Premier League goals when he found the back of the net against Liverpool.

“Again? I have to tell you again?” Guardiola joked when quizzed about Haaland’s latest record.

“A thousand million times, I’m really impressed. They won today. Another record. Congratulations. He’s a fantastic player. I tell you many times, we’re really, really pleased.

“We love him, not just for the goals he scores, but for many many other things.”

With his goal on Wednesday, Haaland has now scored 19 goals in 20 games for Manchester City across all competitions. The striker has also contributed four assists this season.

Manchester City will hope the 23-year-old can continue his fine form when they welcome Tottenham to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday for a Premier League match.