Pep Guardiola accused Manchester City of being “soft” despite Erling Haaland inspiring a second-half comeback to beat Crystal Palace 4-2.
Haaland scored a 19-minute hat trick as City battled back from 2-0 down at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Guardiola was full of praise for Haaland but said afterwards he is concerned after watching his team go two goals down in four of their last six league games stretching back to last season.
We have to improve. We are soft in some departments. There are parts we need to be in the competition more. The Premier League doesn’t wait. When you are waiting a while it is difficult.
The goals were Haaland’s first at the Etihad following his summer move from Borussia Dortmund.