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 Manchester City against Burnley.
- Erling Haaland will miss Norway’s European qualifiers against Spain and Georgia
- The City striker reportedly suffered a groin injury in their 6-0 win over Burnley.
- The doctors of the Norwegian team warned that Haaland has a “medical follow-up at the club”
Erling Haaland will miss Norway’s upcoming Euro 2024 qualifying matches against Spain and Georgia after picking up a groin injury.
The striker scored a hat-trick in Man City’s recent 6-0 win over Burnley in the FA Cup, but it appears to have come at a price after the striker picked up an injury.
A statement from the Norwegian Football Association He confirmed that the team doctors had advised Haaland to return to City and “receive medical follow-up at the club.”
Norway head coach Ståle Solbakken said: ‘Erling took it hard when he realized he couldn’t fight for the team.
‘Fortunately, there is still a lot of self-confidence, talent and cohesion in this group to score points in the next games.
Erling Haaland will miss Norway’s upcoming Euro qualifiers against Spain and Georgia
The in-form striker reportedly suffered a groin injury during Man City’s 6-0 win over Burnley.
“We are not going to stay with a millimeter, but we will continue working to be fully prepared for Saturday and Tuesday.”
Norway’s qualifiers will see them take on Spain on Saturday before facing Georgia just three days later, which Haaland will now miss.
The 22-year-old was taken off the pitch in the 62nd minute against Burnley, having already scored a hat-trick against the Clarets.
Pep Guardiola had joked that the striker was substituted to prevent him from breaking Lionel Messi’s record, but it seems that it could also have been to prevent the injury from getting worse.
Haaland raised his season tally to 42 with a sixth hat-trick of the season in the win over Burnley, equaling Cristiano Ronaldo’s best tally for Manchester United when they won the Ballon d’Or.
Speaking after being awarded man of the match, Haaland said: ‘No, I haven’t [set myself that as a target].
‘I’m a striker, I love to score goals, but my objective is not to score goals but to take advantage of chances. If I get the chance, there’s a good chance I’ll score.’
Haaland added that he was happy for the team after recent ‘impressive’ results.
City boss Guardiola is hopeful that Haaland will be available for his next Premier League game, which will take him on against Liverpool at the Etihad on April 1.
Norway coach Ståle Solbakken confirmed that Haaland would not be fit for the Norway games.