Whenever he gets a chance, Erling Braut Haaland openly expresses his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo. In fact, in more than one note, he has stated that his references while growing up were the current 7 of Juventus of Turin, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the mythical Michu, who had a fleeting, but unforgettable stage in the English Premier League.
A few days ago, the official website of the Bundesliga interviewed Borussia Dortmund 9. During the talk they asked him if, in nutritional terms, if in matters related to nutrition, CR7 is a role model for him.
The Nordic giant accepted that he has read some things that Cris supposedly does to take care of himself and stay on top; however, he has his own plan and works according to the professional advice with which he lives. Of course, you will always have CR7 as a source of inspiration. Seeing him compete at the highest level at almost 36 years old is something that obviously impresses anyone.
“I’ve read something there and there (about Cristiano’s supposed nutritional plan), but I don’t know if it’s true. I have my own plan and follow my own things with the people around me. So it’s not that I do something exactly like him because I don’t know how he does things. He is a great inspiration to all of us, look at him, the man is a machine ”.
In May 2020, in an exchange with Alexis Nunes from ESPN FC, explained where his taste for football and the mentality of the Funchal monster was born: “I have seen many games when I was in Molde, my former club in Norway, and following the Champions League you could see in Cristiano Ronaldo’s face that that day he said: ‘I am the man, I am going to score the goals.’ And that’s what he did ”.
Undefeated data. In 2020, Erling Haaland scored 39 goals in 37 games played. Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, scored 44 goals in 45 games. Tremendous.
Did you know…? Erling Haaland is the footballer with the best scoring start in the history of the UEFA Champions League. He has 16 touchdowns in 12 games. He will have to maintain a scandalous pace throughout his career if he wants to get close to Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 134 goals in 174 games in Europe’s top competition.