Erling Haaland injury could soon come to an end. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that the player been training since November 3 and has been given the chance to face Fulham in November.
Haaland was injured in Man City’s away Champions League match at Borussia Dortmund on the 25th of October, Tuesday and the problem was found to be more serious than it appeared after his removal during the second half.
This Norwegian striker has missed two matches both of which was in the Champions League and one in the Premier League — but Man City haven’t missed a match, and have won both games.
The injury halted what’s been an torrid beginning to his Man City career, bagging 22 goals in just 16 matches with 17 of them coming on eleven Premier League matches as he attempts to break record-setting the all-season Premier League goalscoring record.
News about Haaland’s injury
Prior to the match on November 5 in the match against Fulham, Guardiola told media that Haaland was “much better” and said that he’d make the choice of whether or not he’d like to take part with Fulham.
Here’s what he had to say in the press conference the day before the game:
Guardiola initially described the problem as the result of a “knock” in his post-match press conference in Dortmund on the 25th of October noting that Haaland’s departure was due to a mix of injury along with the fact that the player was struggling with an “fever.”
It was suggested that Haaland could not miss a significant amount of time, if in all. But, he was kept from the 29th of October Premier League match against Leicester City in which Man City won 1-0 behind the goal of a free-kick from Kevin de Bruyne.
What time will Erling Haaland be able to return from his injury?
Guardiola stated that he’d decide on Friday regarding whether or not to play Haaland next week against Fulham. The impression that is clear is that he will at the very least be on the bench, with Julian Alvarez likely filling in again.
“It’s good that he’s starting training, and we’ll be training today and tomorrow we will be watching,” Guardiola told reporters on the day before his match against Fulham match.
Guardiola was asked about the factors that is the basis for his decision and the answer was simple: “Himself, his opinion as well as the doctor’s view. If it’s less than 90 minutes, we’ll see the results after the training.”
The Citizens manager had expressed optimism in discussing his timetable for a possible return before the midweek Sevilla match , which Haaland was unable to sit out.
“He will not be playing against Sevilla as we’ve already qualified, and hopefully in the match against Fulham He could assist the team,” Guardiola indicated. “If the team is not able to play, he may take on Chelsea during the Carabao Cup.”