Erling Haaland has admitted while on international duty with Norway that he is ‘getting tired’ of hearing his own name, such is the level of fame he has now reached.
The Manchester City centre-forward has taken his global recognition to fresh heights since joining Pep Guardiola’s ongoing project at the Etihad Stadium, having won the Premier League and Champions League in his first season with the club.
Such is the level of fame that Erling Haaland has reached, that the 23-year-old Leeds-born sensation is now frequently hounded for photographs, autographs, or merchandise at both club level and with his international side.
Speaking after Norway’s 0-4 European Championship qualification victory over Cyprus earlier this week, Erling Haaland admitted that such is his level of fame in the game that he is now “getting tired” of hearing his own name.
Following a game in which the Manchester City striker netted another two goals, security personnel at the contest were forced on to the pitch to help the Norwegian striker deal with a number of supporters who wanted pictures and the chance to take his match shirt.
“Of course, I greatly appreciate the support,” Erling Haaland clarified after the incident and the game as a whole. “That’s what I wanted to do when I was little, so I’m not particularly complaining about it.
The former Borussia Dortmund and RB Salzburg frontman continued, “I’m starting to get a little tired of my own name, but that’s how it is. There is not much I can do about it.”
Haaland will be hoping to transfer his fine goalscoring form with Stale Solbakken’s side over to the east of Manchester when the international break concludes, having found himself struggling to some extent in front of goal.
Despite providing 10 goal contributions across all competitions this season – level with teammate Julian Alvarez – many would have expected Haaland to have notched yet further, especially considering chances created and quality of opposition faced.
City return with a Premier League clash against Brighton & Hove Albion following the second international break of the season, before the UEFA Champions League returns with a match against BSC Young Boys, as well as the Manchester derby at Old Trafford.
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