Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, expressed uncertainty about the duration of Erling Haaland’s absence due to a foot injury. Despite being a key player who started all of City’s league matches this season, the Norwegian striker was notably absent from the squad for the Premier League game against Luton Town on Sunday.
Injury Uncertainty: Manchester City’s Haaland Dilemma Tests Adaptability
Guardiola revealed, “He’s got a bone stress reaction in his foot,” elaborating that Haaland experienced this issue after the last game against Aston Villa, rendering him unable to participate.
Leading the top-flight scoring chart this season with 14 goals and boasting a total of 19 goals in all competitions for City, Haaland’s absence poses a significant challenge for the team. Guardiola, however, remains uncertain about the duration of the injury, stating, “I don’t know. Week by week, day by day, we will see what happens.”
Acknowledging Haaland’s crucial role since his arrival, Guardiola emphasized the need for adaptation throughout the season in the face of injuries, suspensions, and other challenges. Manchester City heads to Luton after a series of three draws and a defeat in their previous four Premier League matches.