“I want to win the game and Julian deserves to play. I want everyone involved. Here it’s a business, business is to score, goals help to win the game. I don’t know how many goals he’ll score to help win the Premier League but being there, being consistent like we were the last four, five years.
Pep Guardiola believes the Erling Haaland debate is over after the striker scored twice to help Manchester City defeat West Ham on the first day of the Premier League season.
Haaland made his debut in English football with a clinical performance in which he won and converted a penalty in the first half before confidently slotting home after a Kevin De Bruyne through-ball in the second to secure a 2-0 win.
After winning back-to-back titles without a number nine, City’s new striker scored at the first attempt this season, putting to rest any concerns that he will take time to adjust to the Premier League.
Guardiola was enthralled with Haaland’s performance, saying after the game that the build-up towards the game suggested he might play.