Pep Guardiola can presume he has coached top players, but of course Lionel Messi is the biggest one. Now he is managing Erling Haaland at Manchester City and he knows what is the main difference between both forwards.
Throughout his career, Pep Guardiola can show that he has managed great players, with Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland being two of the best. Now the Manchester City coach has revealed the difference between the two strikers in a surprising statement.
Pep Guardiola is one of the most successful coaches in football history. He knows the game perfectly but has also been very fortunate to have managed some of the best players in recent times who have helped him grow over the years.
At Barcelona, he coached one of the greatest players of all time: Lionel Messi. But now he is getting to know a new generation and of course Erling Haaland is supposed to be a superstar, but Guardiola knows there is still a huge difference between the two strikers.
Pep Guardiola reveals which is the main difference between Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland
Lionel Messi is known to have helped Pep Guardiola succeed during his time at Barcelona. The Argentinian player and the Spanish manager were a dominant pair, but even though they went their separate ways, they went on to win plenty of titles.
Now that Pep Guardiola is the boss of Manchester City, he has decided to sign Erling Haaland for the 2022-23 Premier League season. The Norwegian is one of the best strikers of the moment, but the Spanish manager still sees a difference between him and Messi.
“The difference is that Erling [Haaland] maybe needs all his mates [to score], but when he is there is unbelievable,” said Pep Guardiola in an interview after the victory against Manchester United. “[Lionel] Messi has the ability to do it by himself.”