City 'high' on Haaland!

23 February,2024 07:06 AM IST |  London  |  AFP

Manchester winger Oscar Bobb believes friend and teammate Erling’s fine form will help them beat Bournemouth and close gap with leaders Liverpool

Erling Haaland. Pic/Getty Images

With Liverpool in League Cup final action against Chelsea on Sunday, the chasing pack have a chance to close the gap on the Premier League leaders.

Manchester City can move within one point of Jurgen Klopp's team if they win their game in hand at Bournemouth, while Arsenal must beat Newcastle to stay in touch with the title pacesetters.

Haaland silences critics

Manchester City have no concerns over Erling Haaland's form, according to the Norway striker's close friend and teammate Oscar Bobb. After scoring in just one of his previous seven matches - two goals against Everton - Haaland silenced his critics with a priceless winner against Brentford on Tuesday.

Oscar Bobb

The 23-year-old broke Brentford's stubborn resistance in the second half at the Etihad Stadium with his 22nd goal in all competitions this season. That kept City hot on Liverpool's heels in their chase for an unprecedented fourth successive Premier League crown.To make history, City boss Pep Guardiola will need Haaland at his sparkling best, but he fell below his own stellar standards when he missed several clear-cut chances in last weekend's 1-1 draw against Chelsea.

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‘No real worries'

However, Norwegian winger Bobb said there had never been any angst in the camp regarding Haaland, who has been mourning the death of his grandmother. "There's no real worries. When you have the quality he has, it is just about getting to the right spots," Bobb said ahead of Saturday's trip to Bournemouth.

"As long as he gets in those situations, if he misses a few one game it's not like he's going to start missing all his chances."

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