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Guardiola cannot decide Haaland’s participation against Leicester City

LONDON: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he still doesn’t know if Norwegian star Erling Haaland will be in condition to participate in the match in schedule Saturday against Leicester City in English Premier League. Haaland, who scored 22 goals in 17 games with Manchester City in this season, he was eliminated during the match that ended in a negative draw with Borussia Dortmund in Champions League, and Guariola explained that the player was injured and was not feeling well. Asked about the possibility of Halland’s participation in tomorrow’s game, Guardiola said in press conference held today, Friday: “He is fine, but in a few hours we will train and evaluate things. Then we will decide. “Guardiola made it clear that if Haaland will not be in able to participate, Julian Alvarez will be his natural alternative in the starting lineup. Argentina international Alvarez, who joined Manchester City earlier this season, scored four goals for the team, including one in English Premier League, and the match against Dortmund last Tuesday saw his fourth participation in the starting lineup. Guardiola said in statements published by the British news agency “BA Media”: “If Haaland didn’t play, Alvarez would be the natural alternative to play in his place. I don’t judge Julian by the number of goals he scored. ”He added:“ Playing 90 minutes in every game, will score goals. Maybe he won’t like Erling, but he’ll score goals. “(Dpa)


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