Don't say goal, say Erling Haaland. The Norwegian will hardly be able to forget Saturday, November 21, 2020. For its beginning and for its end. In the morning he would wake up to the news that he had won the best U21 player on the planet with the Golden Boy. In the evening, he took the ball home after scoring four goals in 32 minutes against Hertha Berlin (2-5). The Dortmund man was referring to his fantastic day at twitter after the meeting: “I woke up today to a nice surprise and ended the day with four goals and a nice win!”. A publication that would not go unnoticed by those who suffered the poker of so many in just 32 minutes, the Hertha Berlin. “Do machines sleep?”, asked the capital group.
The end of the match gave away another nice anecdote, since, it seems, his coach already loses the goal count that his pupil scores. “To be honest, Lucien Favre asked me after the game how many goals I had scored. He said, 'score three goals?' And I said, 'no, four, only four because you replaced me.' angry with him “, joked in ESPN the smiling protagonist. Favre himself would admit that all this was true, defending that not only did he care about goals.
“Now I'm over 20 years old, I'm getting old …”
Further, that substitution of which he speaks hid a historical debut, that of Youssoufa Moukoko. The youngest player to make his Bundesliga debut at 16 years and one day. Haaland has already confessed his admiration for the young pearl Borusser, who has tyrannized the lower categories to the point of debuting with the German U19 at just 15 years old. “I think he is one of the greatest talents in the world right now. 16 years old, that's crazy. He has a great career ahead of him.”, it began. Before joking with your own age: “I'm in my 20s now, so I'm getting old. That's the way it is.”.
“The madness of Haaland”
The networks did not take long to smoke with the player's performance. Some said that its existence is reliable proof that artificial intelligence works, others highlighted the absence of limits in their future, while their partner Emre Can added to the good atmosphere and told him that he “owed him one”, after having assisted him in one of the goals. “The madness of Haaland in Berlin”, the newspaper titled Ruhr Nachrichten, while Bild He remembered that everyone was talking about Moukoko before kick-off, but that the focus had changed after ninety minutes: “Everyone is talking (again) about Erling Haaland”.
With his tremendous performance he has managed to place himself, with 10, just one goal behind Robert Lewandowski (11 goals) in his career for the trophy of top scorer in the Bundesliga and in Europe. In addition, he places his personal 2020 score at 36, in only 35 games. There is no reason his name is written in capital letters on the Real Madrid roadmap …