Erling Haaland is already one of the deadliest goalscorers alive, but he was humble enough to name seven strikers who he felt were better than him.
To a lot of people, Dortmund’s Norwegian striker, Haaland, is the perfect striker.
He is fast, strong, tall and clinical in front of goal. However, the wonderkid agrees there are seven forward better than him in world football.
After setting Austria ablaze with Red Bull Salzburg, Haaland’s transfer to the Bundesliga has been exceptional.
He has scored 19 goals in just 22 appearances for Lucien Favre’s side since joining in January, and has spent the last ten months playing like one of Europe’s top poachers.
Speaking to VG, Haaland insisted that if he was a manager, he’d start himself in any important match, but he confessed that he’s not yet among the highest class of strikers.
The seven he confirmed are ahead of him are Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, Sergio Agüero, Roberto Firmino, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Harry Kane and Timo Werner.
Well, it’s very cool to know that Erling Haaland is a good judge of talent!
There might be seven strikers better than Haaland in the world, but plenty of fans would argue that there are millions better than him when it comes to post-match interviews
The Dortmund man has built a reputation as an unstable interviewee, offering particularly short answers and always looking like he is in a hurry to leave.
But Haaland insists he’s simply just answering the questions as they’re asked instead of giving long essays as answers.
“No, I do not think they’re always bad questions,” he explained. “If you ask a yes or no question and get a yes or no answer, then it is the case that you get an answer to what you are asking about.
“You can say that [it’s a challenge for journalists to ask open-ended questions]. If you had asked me a yes or no question now, I guess you would have gotten a yes or no answer. That’s how it is with everyone.”
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