Bayern Boss Thomas Tuchel Discusses Erling Haaland Threat : Bayern Munich will challenge Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night in a Champions League quarter-final first leg at the Etihad Stadium and Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel has discussed how his team will handle the most prolific striker in Europe , Erling Haaland.
In their pre-game press conference , Tuchel and Matthijs de Ligt discussed the management of Erling Haaland who has netted 44 goals in 38 games in all competitions this season.
The former Dortmund attacker is also the current top scorer of the UEFA Champions League on 10 goals in 6 games.
Bayern Munich know Erling Haaland well but the Norwegian has taken on a new dimension since leaving the Bundesliga.
“We can only find solutions together”, according to Tuchel.
“His numbers are incredibly impressive. His athletic qualities and his thirst for goals are remarkable, commented the Bayern Munich coach on Monday. Of course, he It’s not just him. City create a lot of chances for Haaland. We can only find solutions together. It will take consistency, will and presence in the duel.”
For Thomas Tuchel . Bayern Munich are not the favorites as many people believe.
“The way City play football is relatively clear and Haaland gives them an extra edge, said the coach. You can see that Pep has been there for 6 or 7 years. Their style is very attacking. I think we are well prepared “It’s the highest level European football can offer right now. They’re in great shape.”
“With Haaland, there’s no need for a lot of video analysis,” says center-back De Ligt
“With him, there is no need for a lot of video analysis, he simply scores a lot of goals, noted the Dutch defender. I I’m still preparing myself well for such an exceptional player. I’m trying to see where I can stop him with the team.”
“I think of all the teams in competition, City are the strongest, added De Ligt. They have dominated the Premier League in recent years, with a striker like Erling Haaland, they are even stronger. We are going to have to be at the top of our level because they are very, very strong.”
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