Pep Guardiola’s most destructive instrument, Erling Haaland, is an unstoppable goal machine. A player with 51 goals in his first season at Manchester City, and he is compared to a terminator by the fans.
However, the player’s odd way of life had left the fans in stitches. He has a poor diet and shows many times that he is not a wardrobe expert.
Below are the seven characteristics that show Erling Haaland is one of the wackiest players in the world today.
1. Dark Art Tactics
In his first season at Manchester City, Erling Haaland has broken records, and scored 35 goals in 34 Premier League matches. He is the player with the highest number of goals scored in a single Premier League season.
However, his inability to be gentlemanly with his tactics made the Manchester City fans heavily criticize him for his childish behavior on the pitch.
He was regarded as a mad man for calling a player to hit him on his ball while on the pitch against West Ham United, a game Manchester City won by 3-0.
In the previous match against Everton, Haaland mocked Ben Godfrey with an unusual face in a video that went viral. He was also seen attempting to mimic the players who always complain to the referee, with the fans finding it hilarious.
When Erling Haaland played against Bayern Munich, Leon Goretzka claimed Haaland did not have respect for football for farting in front of everybody.
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Bayern Munich midfielder, Leon Goretzka has slammed ManCity striker Erling Haaland saying he has no respect for his opponents and farted every time he tried to mark him.He said this after the two sides slugged it out in the quarter-finals of the #UCL #ManCity pic.twitter.com/Wv9Yj3FiC0
2. Squad Banter
He is famously known as a joker, to the extent that he was televised on Sky Sports News messing around. He told the TV station about what he was doing while his Manchester City teammates were away during the World Cup.
He was driving a lawn mower and dressed like the club mascot. Haaland was pretending to be making calls to his teammates.
He claimed everywhere had been boring without those players around him, and he missed bantering with his teammates.
3. Odd Diet
The star striker claimed he frequently eats hearts and liver, which helps him maintain his peak performance on the pitch and has made him consistent over the years.
He is also concerned about taking care of his body. He said in his 2020 documentary that “I think eating quality food that is as local as possible is the most important.”
The Norwegian consumes 600 calories more than what is recommended for men. He often requests cheese and ham omelettes from Manchester City chefs.
The player only drinks water from a well filter tube. Also, he regularly takes ice baths, which make him sleep very well before any match.
4. Quirky posts
The striker posted on his Instagram account that he drinks a magic potion known as goat milk before any match.
During Mother’s Day, he posted an Instagram picture saying “crossword puzzle,” and it led to mockery by the fans.
5. His Hilarious Interviews
His interviews are a breath of fresh air. In 2015, he revealed that he slept on the bed with five different footballers, whom he branded as his girlfriends.
He said, “They lie in bed, and I sleep well with them… I look at them every day. The best thing is to score goals.”
“In Salzburg, I have five,” he added. “They are my girlfriends.”
He never seemed to get tired of his funny interviews. When he joined Manchester City, he continued saying, “It’s true. I love when I score a hat-trick to just feel the ball a bit more.”
6. Pyjama obsession
Erling Haaland is also obsessed with pajamas, and he has been seen countless times putting those things on.
Footballers are always looking to put on fancy clothes, but Haaland looked so different from the others with his style of dressing. The striker has a full wardrobe filled with pajamas worth £2450.
In April 2022, he wore red, white, and black Dolce & Gabbana PJs that cost £1,000 each. In December 2022, the prolific striker wore £2,450 Dolce & Gabbana pajamas while he was wishing the fans a happy Christmas.
He has a lot of money, but his dressing sense is extremely poor.
7. Racy workouts
Erling Haaland appointed a fitness coach named Alica Schmidt to keep up with his physical strength. Haaland appointed Alica while he was playing for Borussia Dortmund in Germany.
The beautiful Alica was also in charge of making other Borussia Dortmund players fit for matches.
A fan made a hilarious statement stating that the reason players don’t want to leave the club is because of the beautiful fitness coach.