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Name Erling Haland
Spelling Erling Haaland
  Erling Braut Haaland
Gender Male
Ethnic Norwegian
Job Norwegian Footballer

Affiliation

Org Norway National Team
Club as Player Dortmund

Relationship

Father Alfe-Inge Haland

2019 09 28 Retrieve

[Erling Braut Haaland tells about his relationship with former Molde coach and current Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær] He has had a huge impact on my life, both as a person and as a trainer. He won the Champions League and was an incredibly good player. He has taught me a lot. I have dreamed of playing for the best clubs in the world my whole life, and I especially like English football

2019 10 05 Retrieve

[Erling Haland shared his aspirations to follow in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s footsteps] I had a lot of role models and I have seen many good players, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the biggest one for me – how he became so good, the [path] he took, the way he plays. Also, he is Scandinavian, so someone has to take over from him

2019 12 09 Retrieve

[The Reds went on to win 4-3 thanks to Mohamed Salah’s strike] We have nothing to lose. We will go out there and enjoy ourselves, smile, enjoy the game. It’s the biggest game of my life so far and I’m looking forward to it. I’m living the dream and its matches like this that you dream of

[The forward, who has scored an astonishing 28 goals in 21 games this season, has been linked with almost every top side in Europe] I just focus on my job, playing football, enjoying what I do every day. Enjoying the moment, right now, and to focus on Salzburg

2019 11 16 Retrieve

I have five hat-trick balls in my bed and I sleep well with them. They are my girlfriends. I love them all

2020 02 18 Retrieve

[Despite continuing to score so freely for his new club, the Norway international believes he can still provide more on the pitch] I am glad about the man of the match award, but feel like I still can do a lot better. I have to play better at this level, have to work hard to improve. The result is quite a dangerous one, as PSG has a very strong team and can still go through in the return leg

2020 03 07 Retrieve

[Erling Haaland on Zlatan Ibrahimovic] I like his mentality and how he sees different things. I think I’ve always had that confidence, too – that’s just me. I also like how he moves from one club to another, in another country – which isn’t easy – but he always comes in and just bangs in goals, from the first second. I liked seeing that. We’re both strikers and we’re both tall. But we have a different game. It’s hard to compare us. I am who I am.

2020 03 14 Retrieve

[Erling Haaland when asked what kind of defender he hates coming across] Van Dijk. He is so good. He is powerful, quick, he possesses all the qualities. He is an incredible player

2020 04 27 Retrieve

[Haaland reveals coronavirus lockdown routine] I coach and meditate a lot, and play FIFA with the guys. My favourite food is kebab pizza. Honestly speaking, it’s been one of the best moments of my entire life to date. Whenever it happens, it’s simply unbelievable and indescribable. Seeing the Wall and all those fans is simply amazing. It’s one of the best feelings that you can have

[Asked who his idols were growing up, Haaland singled out Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while stating that Thomas Delaney was his best friend in the Dortmund dressing room] We speak almost the same language, I can speak Norwegian with him. That’s why it’s Thomas

[And he also had a message for kids who might now be looking to follow in his footsteps] Always stay hungry. Always be on the lookout for goals and balls

2020 05 01 Retrieve

[Haaland full of praise for ‘fascinating’ Dortmund team-mate Gio Reyna] He’s 17-and-a-half soon, so at such a young age to be so calm on the ball and play for such a big team, it’s very fascinating to see how calm he is and he doesn’t care about anything, he just jumps right into it. He’s a top talent, and we’re lucky to have him here. The American Dream, I call him that

[Haaland, however, says he is happy with his life at Dortmund so far, and says the team spirit at the club has helped smooth his move from Red Bull Salzburg, after transferring from Austria to Germany in January] Yeah, it’s been a very good start and from my debut I’ve been enjoying it a lot and smiling a lot and these kinds of things and that’s what’s the most important about my life, to smile a lot. So, yeah, that’s what I try to do the most. I feel I’m improving every day and now that I play with even better teammates than what I played with in Salzburg - all respect to Salzburg - but yeah, they can find me in even better situations and this, so yeah it’s been good. It’s been a good first few months

2020 05 02 Retrieve

[Erling Haaland responds to Paris Saint-Germain players mimicking his meditation goal celebration] I think they helped me a lot to get meditation out in the world and to show the whole world that meditation is an important thing so I’m thankful that they helped me with that