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Norway coach Solbakken confident partying Man City striker Haaland ready for qualifiers

Norway coach Stale Solbakken is confident his star striker Erling Haaland will play in Euro 2024 qualifiers.

Haaland and his Manchester City teammates have been celebrating their treble success.

The Citizens secured the Champions League, Premier League, and FA Cup this season.

“I don't know how much Coke or beer he has drunk," stated Solbakken at yesterday's media briefing.

“It is important that he gets a rest and gets over both the euphoria and the feeling that you have done something big together with your team-mates over ten to eleven months.

“Then you must be allowed to relax a bit, for 48 hours or however long it takes. It won't be like I go into his room and give an Al Pacino speech to get him started on Saturday. It's about common sense. Rest, sleep and tactical training.

“I have to respect that we may have to add a slightly different twist to Saturday than with another player, considering what he has been through.

“It's not like he can't participate in tactical training, or that he can't stay awake at tactical meetings.

“He must be honest about how he feels. How affected and tired are you mentally and physically? How quickly can you process these impressions? I have no doubt that he can do it."

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