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How Erling Haaland went from angry teenager to bulky goalscoring machine at Molde thanks to meatballs


Erling Haaland has an incredible appetite for goals and that is not the only thing he is hungry for, according to one of his former coaches.

The teenage wonderkid has netted an astonishing 36 goals this season first for Red Bull Salzburg before he then moved to Borussia Dortmund.

Haaland joined Dortmund in January and has settled in very well
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He has been relentless in front of goal for the Bundesliga club averaging a goal every 32 minutes in the league so far.

In his debut for Dortmund, he netted a hat-trick from the bench and has gone on to score a total of eight goals in five games.

The 19-year-old is already one of the most deadly in front of goal and clearly has a bright future in front of him.

One of his former coaches, Erling Moe, revealed Haaland showed much the same appetite in the canteen at Molde as he has in front of goal.

He told TV2: “When he came from Bryne to us, he was rattled and thin. If you see a picture of him then and now, you see how big the change is. 

“But he took the challenge on a tight arm and did the job 100 percent. We can see that now. Erling will never be happy, whether he is with us, in Salzburg or in Dortmund. 

“He hits his ground when he has missed a chance. It’s the spark that characterises him.

He added: “Where others ate one serving of meatballs, Erling ate five! He liked to eat, he did.”

Haaland is enjoying one of the most remarkable goalscoring seasons in football history
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Haaland spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons at Norwegian club Molde before being snapped up by Austrian side Salzburg.

He scored 20 goals in 50 games before he lit up the Austrian Bundesliga in 2019.

The Norway international hit 28 goals in 22 appearances before Dortmund activated his release clause during the January transfer window.



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