Erling Haaland’s Injury Leaves Scotland In a Rare Dilemma

Published 11/18/2023, 12:34 PM EST

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The Euro Qualifiers are starting to heat up with teams looking to secure qualification to the main stages of the tournament. Scotland and Norway will be up against each other with Scotland having secured qualification. However, Norway has received a massive setback ahead of the game, with Erling Haaland likely to miss the game due to injury. Scotland will surely be happy with the player’s absence. But, it seems like things are not as expected.

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Haaland has started the season on a positive note this season. The star has been on fire for Manchester City, emerging as their top scorer. The injury would be a big blow for the side, who will hope that player manages to get back in shape before the clash against Liverpool.

Calum McGregor speaks on Haaland’s absence

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Scotland star Calum McGregor touched down on Haaland’s absence during his press conference before the game. The player stated that he would have loved to face the Manchester City star, but he and his team would like a chance to win the game.

McGregor stated, “Yes, it’s about both. Obviously, he’s a top player. He’s a highest-level scorer, and scores goals for fun. So it’s always good to test yourself against the best players. But on the flip side of that, we want to win the game and if they missing their top player, their talisman, then that’s good news as well.”

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Erling Haaland suffered a blow to his ankle in the previous game against the Faroe Islands. The striker had to be taken off the field and there have been concerns surrounding his availability. Manchester City will be worried about their talisman, with the team set to face Liverpool in their upcoming encounter.

Manchester City worried about Erling Haaland

The Cityzens will keep a keen eye on their Norwegian striker’s situation. Haaland has been in red-hot form this season and his absence for Pep Guardiola’s men with 13 goals in the Premier League. The player found a crucial brace in the team’s last game against Chelsea helping his side find a 4-4 draw.

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However, the team will be worried about the situation with Haaland taken off his game due to an ankle injury. Norway’s medical staff has reported that the player has injured the same ankle that has given him trouble in the past.

“I haven’t spoken to @ErlingHaaland, but I saw he was walking fine in the hallway. There is a recovery session, and then he’ll probably be looked after by Ola and physios throughout the day. Right now, it looks like it’s going well.”

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It will be interesting to see if the player can make a return for the side before the game against Liverpool. Do you think Man City will miss key man ahead of the crucial fixture? Let us know in the comments below.

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Saurabh Saket

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Saurabh Saket is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. While Saket has been an ardent fan for a while, his passion for the sport stems from FIFA 17 which featured Borussia Dortmund superstar Marco Reus on its cover. With dreams of standing as a part of the Yellow Wall at Signal Iduna Park, Saket loves to write about the game from a fan’s perspective giving his take on recent happenings.
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Sherjeel Malik

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