Erling Haaland’s record-breaking start with Borussia Dortmund (eight goals in five games and one assist) has sent shockwaves across the footballing world.
In this interview, the 19-year-old Norwegian youngster talks about his biggest role model, how much he likes Borussia Dortmund and his first time in front of the Yellow Wall.
Who is your biggest role model?
“My father [Alf-Inge Haland] has been a big role model for me. I always said to myself I want to become a professional football player at a high level, and that’s what I said my whole life. To try to get better than him is also a goal and he has 34 games for Norway, and I think over 200 games in the Premier League, in England, so it’s still missing a bit.”
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How do you like Borussia Dortmund so far, Haaland?
“I’ve been here one month, but when my teammates are so good, it’s getting easy sometimes, you know, to create chances and to play with them, because they’re so good. The first second I played with Jadon, Marco, Thorgan, you know these guys, it just sits direct, and that’s how it is with world-class players.”
What is it like to play at Signal-Iduna-Park?
“When I walked out for the first time, on the bench of course, and I heard the Yellow Wall and the whole stadium singing, it was fantastic, it was like a dream to play in front of 80,000 [fans]. It was another level…”