Dortumund sensation Erling Haaland has taken the footballing world by storm this season, after totaling 39 games in just 29 appearances so far this season.
His latest headlines-stealing act came when he got both goals to fire Dortmund to a 2-1 win over PSG in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 encounter.
Speaking after the match, Haaland revealed that he takes inspiration from Juventus goal machine Cristiano Ronaldo and that the Portuguese attacker was the reason why he is a professional football today.
"I would love to someday have a conversation with Cristiano Ronaldo and tell him that I'm a footballer thanks to him"— TeamCRonaldo (@TeamCRonaldo) February 18, 2020
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"I would love to meet him [Cristiano Ronaldo] and tell him that I am a footballer thanks to him. For me, he was always a model," Haaland said.
Importantly, the 19-year-old Norwegian also spoke of the importance to keep himself grounded and keep improving despite the commendable goal scoring exploits at a tender age.
"It was a very good night [against PSG]. I am happy to be the man of the game, but I feel I can do much better. At this level I have to play better, I have to work hard and improve," he said.
Haaland ended up signing for Dortmund in January after it was reported that he was close to sealing a move to Manchester United.
Champions League football and United's worsening relationship with his agent, Mino Raiola, are speculated to be the reasons behind his decision.