Pep Guardiola He used sarcasm to talk about Haaland after the win against Burnley in the FA Cup. The Catalan coach spoke about the Norwegian’s substitution after removing him from the field after minute 60 after having scored three goals in the duel.
Haaland is incredible. Eight goals in four days! I played 11 years at Barcelona and scored 11 goals, it’s incredible. I replaced him after scoring three so that he would not break Messi’s record in the FA Cup. That was the reason, “Guardiola told the media at the end of the match.
Haaland he was replaced by Guardiola with half an hour remaining in the game after scoring three goals in the FA Cup quarter-final match against Burnley. This happened days after the Norwegian scored five goals in the Champions League match against Leipzig and the Catalan coach replaced him, thus preventing him from breaking Messi’s record in the highest European competition.