Pep Guardiola Downplays Haaland and Messi Comparisons, Reveals Anyone Compared to the PSG Forward Fails

Pep Guardiola Downplays Haaland and Messi Comparisons, Reveals Anyone Compared to the PSG Forward Fails

  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says there is no comparison between Erling Haaland and Lionel Messi
  • Guardiola thinks Messi is the best footballer of all time and there is nobody like the 35-year-old Paris Saint-Germain superstar
  • Haaland has been hailed as the next Messi after netting 19 goals in just 12 appearances for Manchester City following his explosive start to life under Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has claimed that there can be no comparisons to Lionel Messi as there is nobody on the level of the Argentina captain.

The Spanish tactician has been made to downplay the comparisons between the new Manchester City forward. Erling Haaland and the Paris Saint-Germain forward.

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Pep Guardiola says no player can be compared to Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi. Photo by Carlos Rodrigues
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Haaland has netted 19 times in just 12 appearances for the Citizens in what is described as one of the best starts for a striker but Guardiola believes the forward is nowhere near Messi’s quality, Barca Universal reports.

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“Nothing is comparable with Leo Messi. How many new Messi’s is there ten or 15 but they all fail.”

Pep Guardiola believes that 35-year-old Messi is a football legend and is the greatest player to ever play the game.

Messi ruled out of PSG’s Ligue 1 game against Reims through injury

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi picked up a calf injury in Paris Saint-Germain’s 1-1 draw against Benfica in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, October 5, PSG Talk reports.

The 35-year-old Argentine forward asked to be substituted after feeling a sharp pain in his calf although PSG manager Christophe Galtier has downplayed the seriousness of the injury.

Messi is now expected to miss PSG’s weekend Ligue 1 fixture against Stade de Reims with youngster Carlos Soler set to take the place of the 7-time Ballon d’Or winner.

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Guardiola breaks down the difference between Haaland and Messi

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has shared his opinion on the comparison between Erling Haaland and Lionel Messi.

Haaland has earned comparisons with the Paris Saint-Germain star after hitting the ground running since joining City in the summer.

The youngster has not wasted time settling in since his arrival, having already netted 14 times in the Premier League.

Source: Sports Brief News