Man City legend Sergio Aguero says Erling Haaland will need to adapt to Pep Guardiola’s style – just like he did
SERGIO AGUERO says Erling Haaland will need time to adapt to Pep Guardiola’s style — just like he did.
Manchester City fans cannot wait to see their Norwegian forward make his debut during their tour of the US this week.
But the club’s all-time leading 257-goalscorer has urged them to be patient and give the £51.4million man a chance to settle in.
Following the months after Guardiola was appointed in 2016, Aguero struggled at times.
The Argentine, talking on his blog Stake.com, said: “An elite player like him will know how to reconcile his style with that of Pep’s teams.
“It may take a while but once he gets into gear everything will be simpler.
“He has the ability to fulfil what is asked of him, which are goals.
“I think his goalscoring ability is proven.
“His stats through the German league and in Europe confirms this.
“Logically, he will have a period of adaptation to a league as strong as the Premier League but he will go through his own process and the results will be positive.”
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Aguero’s compatriot Pablo Zabaleta believes they’ve signed the ‘complete striker’ for the new season — but he’s not talking about Haaland.
The City legend says he is excited to see what his countryman Julian Alvarez, a £14m January signing who was loaned backed to River Plate, can do.
Zabaleta said: “He’s a great player who has done well for River Plate. He’s one of the best strikers in South America.
“His movement is really clever. He finishes with both feet and is a complete striker. It’s a big move for him.”
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