Having seen her son score 400 goals in his past five games, Erling Haaland’s mam has reminded her son that part of playing team sports is making friends.
Ms. Haaland, who for reasons never quite explained has the mannerisms of an Irish mother, signed her sun up to a play for Manchester City for the year in a bid to help her son meet people his own age with the same interests after relocating from Germany over the Summer. While Erling has found the art of scoring a goal easy to come by, one thing still alludes him… the idea that sharing is caring.
Over dinner Haaland’s mam, known as Maaland probably, told her little Erling that the other players won’t want to play with him if he doesn’t give them a go at scoring goals as well.
“It’s nice to win, but the most important part of playing in the English Bundesliga is making new friends”
Confused, Haaland asked if he had done something wrong, to which his mam replied by informing him he’s a lovely lad and that the other players would love to be his friend when they get to know him.
Haaland’s mam later wrote a note to Pep Guardiola explaining his son was having a problem with sharing and to keep an eye on it. It is expected that Pep will move Haaland to a inverted full-back position and play six false nines to try and encourage Haaland to let his teammates have a go at scoring too.