Erling Haaland will MISS Norway’s upcoming Euro qualifiers against Spain and Georgia
Erling Haaland is INJURED and will miss Norway’s games against Spain and Georgia after ‘suffering groin pain’ while scoring his latest hat-trick for Man City against Burnley
- Erling Haaland will miss Norway’s Euro qualifiers against Spain and Georgia
- The City striker reportedly suffered a groin injury in their 6-0 win over Burnley
- Norway team doctors advised that Haaland has a ‘medical follow-up at the club’
Erling Haaland will miss Norway’s upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers against Spain and Georgia after reportedly picking up a groin injury.
The forward netted a hat-trick in Man City’s recent 6-0 win over Burnley in the FA Cup but it seems to have come at a price after the forward picked up a groin injury.
A statement from the Norwegian FA confirmed that national team doctors had advised for Haaland to return to City and ‘receive medical follow-up at the club’.
Norway’s head coach Ståle Solbakken said: ‘Erling took it hard when he realized that he could not fight for the team.
‘Fortunately, there is still plenty of self-confidence, talent and cohesion in this group to win points in the next matches.
Erling Haaland will miss out on Norway’s upcoming Euros qualifiers against Spain and Georgia
The in-form striker reportedly picked up a groin injury during Man City’s 6-0 win over Burnley
‘We are not going to hang on one millimeter, but continue our work to be maximally prepared for Saturday and Tuesday’.
Norway’s qualifiers will see them take on Spain on Saturday before taking on Georgia just three days later, which Haaland will now miss.
The 22-year-old was removed from the pitch in the 62nd minute against Burnley, after already scoring a hat-trick against the Clarets.
Pep Guardiola had joked that the forward was substituted off to prevent him from breaking Lionel Messi’s record but it seems that it may have also been to prevent aggravation to the injury.
Haaland took his season’s tally to 42 with a sixth hat-trick of the campaign in the win over Burnley, as he continued his fine form in-front of goal for City.
Speaking after being awarded man of the match, Haaland said: ‘No, I have not [set myself that as a target].
‘I’m a striker, I love to score goals, but my focus is not on scoring goals but on getting the chances. If I get the chances, there’s a good chance I’ll score.’
Haaland added that he was happy for the team after ‘impressive’ recent results.
City boss Guardiola will be hopeful that Haaland will be available for their next Premier League fixture, which sees them take on Liverpool at the Etihad on April 1st.
Norway manager Ståle Solbakken confirmed that Haaland would not be fit for Norway’s games
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