Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland has been watching huge amounts of football to try and improve his game, singling out Jamie Vardy as someone he thinks he can learn from.
The 21-year-old has become one of the most wanted players on the planet thanks to his goal-scoring exploits in Germany and previously in Austria.
The Norwegian has scored a ridiculous 80 goals in just 79 games since arriving from Dortmund at the start of 2020, having netting 29 goals in 27 games for Red Bull Salzburg previously.
Despite his exploits, he knows he has more to learn at his young age and tries to drink in as much football as he can when he is not playing.
One man that has caught his eye while watching matches is Leicester City’s Vardy, who Haaland reckons might be the best on the planet at one facet of playing up front.
‘I’ve been watching a lot of players, let’s take an example, the run in behind from the centre-back when the number 10 has the ball, you maybe have the best in the world on that, Jamie Vardy,’ Haaland told Sky Sports. ‘I’ve been looking a lot on him on exactly this.
‘I’ve always been watching a lot of football. I play the game Saturday, go home on Sunday and watch football all day, I’ve always been like that.’
Obviously Haaland watches plenty of other strikers as well and another that has stood out to him is former Arsenal and Manchester United star Robin van Persie.
‘Van Persie I watched a lot, he was also left-footed,’ he said. ‘I watched him scoring a lot of goals and as a left-footer as well it was natural for me to watch him a lot.
‘I’ve been watching a lot of players, especially strikers.’
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