Erling Haaland of Manchester City has revealed the kind of diet that he takes that have helped him to take the Premier League by storm.
In a documentary, the Man City forward, who scored his 20th goal of the year over the weekend, reveals his Hannibal Lecter-like regimen.
The Norwegian television show also disclosed that he only consumes water that has been through a convoluted filter system and makes an effort to face the light as soon as he wakes up.
He displays massive pieces of heart and liver from his butcher and declares: “You (other people) don’t eat this, but I am concerned with taking care of my body.
“I think eating quality food that is as local as possible is the most important.
“People say meat is bad for you but which? The meat you get at McDonald’s?
“Or the local cow eating grass right over there? I eat the heart and the liver.”
Superfoods like heart and liver are loaded with vitamin B, iron, phosphorus, copper, and magnesium.
“The first thing I do in the morning is to get some sunlight in my eyes — that is important for circadian rhythm”, the £375,000-a-week superstar adds in Haaland: The Big Decision documentary, which was taped before his transfer from Borussia Dortmund to City.
“I have also started to filtrate my water a bit. I think it can have great benefits for my body.”
During a tour of City’s practice facility, Haaland orders a cheese and ham omelette and tells the chefs, “You should be my favorite people.”
Haaland, 22, has previously admitted to a fondness for pizza with doner kebabs. Alfie, his father, also makes lasagna for him as part of his daily 6,000 calorie diet.
The star was “always the closest to the buffet and his plate was basically a mountain of food,” said Haaland’s Dortmund coach Erase Steenslid.
Alfie, who played for City as well, claimed that his kid was motivated to adopt a healthy diet after witnessing how it benefited soccer great Cristiano Ronaldo.
Alfie said: “He was told a story by (ex-United player) Patrice Evra about a lunch he had with Ronaldo and Cristiano had fish, nothing else. Erling now tries to do the same.”
Haaland’s fondness for flesh is reminiscent of Anthony Hopkins’ sinister Dr. Lecter in the 1991 movie The Silence of the Lambs.
The 6ft 4inch striker enjoys cold baths and blue light-blocking spectacles to help him sleep better.
Erling Haaland Ban Petition
Teams are struggling to stop Manchester City striker Erling Haaland after his 20 goals so far this season.
He has yet to score this season, and Bournemouth is the only team that have stopped him. However, one Manchester United supporter has thought of a creative approach to prevent clubs from having to face the Norwegian international.
Teams are struggling to stop Manchester City striker Erling Haaland after his 19 goals so far this season.
He has yet to score this season, and Bournemouth is the only team that have stopped him.
A petition to completely ban Haaland from playing football has been started on the website Change by a user identified as “Ten Hag’s Reds!” It comes after City humiliated their rivals in the Manchester derby on Sunday, with Haaland scoring a hat-trick against the Red Devils.
“Petition to get Erling Haaland banned from Association Football because it’s just not fair,” reads the title of the petition. Additionally, the petition’s creator gave a justification for doing so, calling Haaland a “robot.”
The petition’s summary goes as follows: “It’s just simply not fair. We can make a change. Now is the time for us people to act. This robot should not be allowed to carry on in our country.”
The conversation began on Wednesday, the day before Haaland scored twice as City thrashed Copenhagen in the Champions League. The petition, which initially aimed for 100 signatures, currently has Nearly 2,000,000 Signatories as of this writing.