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Guardiola provides Laporte update & speaks on Erling Haaland breaking Premier League record

Pep Guardiola has been discussing Aymeric Laporte and Erling Haaland.

Manchester City hosted Brighton in a Premier League clash on Saturday.

The Sky Blues came away with a 3-1 win thanks to goals from Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne.

Following the match, Aymeric Laporte appeared to be in some discomfort. And now, Guardiola has provided an update on the Spaniard.

“He came in quite well in the locker room. He is walking normally. He got a kick and it is a little bit sore.”

Guardiola also spoke about the possibility of Erling Haaland breaking the Premier League record for most goals in a season.

Former City striker Andy Cole and Alan Shearer share the current record for goals across an entire campaign, each finding the net 34 times in 1994 and 1995 respectively.

However, taking any potential loss of form or injuries into account, Pep believes Haaland is more than capable of surpassing that record: “You don’t have to be a genius. If he continues with this rhythm, the average every game he is going to break the record,” Guardiola explained.

“But in football, maybe you score and then a few days you stop scoring, you don’t know. “He is happy when the team win and is not when we don’t win. All the strikers I have seen in my career like Samuel Eto’o, David Villa, Lionel Messi, [Robert] Lewandowski, Thomas Muller and Sergio Aguero have an incredible ambition to score a lot of goals. That’s normal. It has to be there.

“Dortmund and the period there helped him because of the manager he had, the mates he had. “Hopefully in a few years he will be a better player thanks to the mates he plays with here.”

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