Haaland reveals one serious warning Pep Guardiola gave to him

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Erling Haaland is currently with his national team ahead of Norway friendly matches against Czech Republic on Friday and Slovakia on Tuesday.

There have been talks of an injury scare to the Norwegian international, as footage from a Norway training session on Tuesday showed Haaland in pain.

Haaland has however played down talks of injury, and has said he’s fine.

Meanwhile, Haaland has revealed that Man City boss Pep Guardiola warned him not to return injured.

“The only thing Pep said,” Haaland said cheerfully in quotes carried by Norwegian newspaper VG, “was, ‘If you’re not well when you come back, I’ll come after you.'”

Pep Guardiola will be hoping Haaland comes through Norway’s games unscathed, as Manchester City have a run of big matches after the international break.

City will play title rivals Arsenal in their first game back from international games, on March 31.

Haaland has already missed nearly two months of this season because of a foot injury, and Guardiola won’t want his star striker absent.

Haaland also spoke about the challenge of playing so many games for club and country each season, with the March international break coming at an awkward time for club managers ahead of the final weeks of the domestic seasons.

“It’s nice to play for the country,” Haaland said in VG.

“But facing Arsenal next weekend versus (playing) the Czech Republic at home is different. I’m not going to lie. There’s a big difference.

“But what do you do? There are as many games as possible on the calendar. That seems to be the goal.”