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31st Mar 2022

Erling Haaland on why he studied ‘best in the world’ Jamie Vardy

Daniel Brown

‘You maybe have the best in the world at that (in) Jamie Vardy’

Erling Haaland has admitted how he has studied Leicester City veteran Jamie Vardy to help improve his game.

The Borussia Dortmund forward has built a reputation as one of the finest strikers on the planet in his short career, but has explained how he always looks to improve his game by learning from others.

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Haaland on why he has studied Vardy

Vardy, he says, is one of those he has watched closely, with the Norwegian believing the former England international is one of the best in the world at running in behind defenders.

“I’ve been, not studying, but watching a lot of players,” Haaland said in an interview with Sky Sports.

“Let’s take an example: the running in behind the centre-back when the No 10 has the ball. You maybe have the best in the world at that (in) Jamie Vardy, I’ve been looking a lot at him on exactly this.

“That’s how I am, I’ve always been watching a lot of football. I still do. When we play on Saturday, I go home and on Sunday I watch football all day. I’ve always liked football a lot.”

Haaland expected to leave Dortmund

Haaland – who bagged 41 goals in 41 games for Dortmund last season – is expected to leave Signal Iduna Park in the summer as his £64m release clause becomes active.

It is thought that Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona are all interested in the talented youngster, who insisted that he is far from the finished product, even though he spends a lot of time watching football as he looks to improve.

He added: “I think I can improve on everything. I can improve my finishing a lot, everything.

“I can become faster, I can become stronger so I can improve that. But if I was to improve one thing, it’s: don’t be injured. Because if I’m not injured, I can play a lot more games and I can deliver even better.”

The 21-year-old has scored 80 goals in 83 matches for Dortmund since moving to the club in a £20m transfer from Red Bull Salzburg.

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