Erling Haaland’s funny post-match interviews show it’s not just his goals that will light up the Premier League as striker officially completes Man City transfer

    Defences in England will be worried about the prospect of coming up against Erling Haaland next season, and so may a few post-match reporters.

    The striker has officially joined Manchester City and revealed he chose to follow in his dad’s footsteps in pursuit of scoring goals and winning trophies.

    Haaland is now a Man City player

    Haaland is now a Man City player

    But that will be the most normal interview Haaland will give as the Norwegian has a reputation for his cheeky dialogue with reporters.

    Before joining Borrusia Dortmund in January 2020, Haaland plied his trade at Red Bull Salzburg. It was his exploits for the Austrian side in the 2019/20 Champions League which made Europe’s elite really sit up and take notice of him.

    After scoring a stunning first-half hat-trick against Belgian side Genk in September 2019, Haaland cut a somewhat restrained figure with his post-match chat revealing his very, very, very dry sense of humour.

    Reporter: You made history scoring your first-half hat-trick, how are you feeling right now?

    Haaland: I feel very good.

    Haaland certainly kept his emotions in check after the fast hat-trick

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    Haaland certainly kept his emotions in check after the fast hat-trick

    Reporter: Anything else?

    Haaland: You asked how I feel, I answered.

    Reporter: What’s the secret? You’ve got 17 goals in nine games this season so far.

    Haaland: To work hard.

    Reporter: You go to Liverpool in two weeks’ time, your father [Alfe-Inge Haaland] scored at Anfield in 1997, are you hoping to follow suit?

    Haaland: I hope so.

    He’s a much more seasoned interviewee these days, so much so that he’s ready for the most unexpected question.

    He wasn’t fazed by a very odd question

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    He wasn’t fazed by a very odd question

    After netting a brace in Dortmund’s 3-0 win over Club Brugge in November 2020, Haaland was seemingly asked a very bizarre question about his private life.

    The CBS journalist asked: “Are you going to sleep lonely tonight?”

    Haaland replied: “Erm… yeah.”

    The interviewer then said: “You’re not taking a girlfriend home right now, you didn’t score a hat-trick.”

    The striker responded: “Didn’t score, no.”

    Reporters in England will be kept on their toes by Haaland

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    Reporters in England will be kept on their toes by Haaland

    It later became clear that the reason for the interviewer’s strange questioning is because Haaland revealed he sleeps alongside his hat-trick match balls – which he describes as his ‘girlfriends’ – in November 2019.

    “I sleep with the five balls for each hat-trick I have scored,” he said. “I lie in bed and I feel good with them.

    “I look at them every day. They are my girlfriends.”

    The British media better get ready for Haaland…

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