Erling Haaland versus Pep Guardiola’s Johan Cruyff and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Pep Guardiola compared Erling Haaland to his hero Johan Cruyff and Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the striker’s acrobatic winner for Manchester City against his former club Borussia Dortmund.

Haaland’s 13thth goal in eight games was a man-high volley with the outside of his boot that Guardiola scored compared to one of Barcelona’s most famous Cruyff goals against Atletico Madrid.

He said: “People who know me may know the impact Johan Cruyff had on my life as a person, mentor and manager and years ago Johan Cruyff scored an incredible goal for Barcelona at the Camp Nou against Atletico Madrid and the In dem The moment Erling scored, I thought it was very, very similar.

“I thought, ‘Aah, like Johan Cruyff.’ It was an amazing assist from Joao [Cancelo]. The workmanship from Erling was outstanding.”

Ibrahimovic played for Guardiola at Barcelona and subsequently criticized the Catalan but while their unfortunate split the city manager sees similarities with Haaland, another great striker.

He added: “I remember my dear friend Ibrahimovic having this ability to put his leg on the roof and Erling is quite similar in that. I think it’s his nature: he’s elastic, he’s flexible and after that he has the ability to make contact and put the ball in the net. I think his mum and dad give him that flexibility.”

Dortmund defender Mats Hummels regretted his former team-mate’s goal prowess when the 1-0 Bundesliga side lost 2-1.

The German said: “We’re all where we belong but nobody closes the ball and we let a cross come to Erling Haaland, which is just Erling Haaland. The frustration is deep and will stay through the night.” Erling Haaland versus Pep Guardiola’s Johan Cruyff and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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