Haaland: I had 86 kg when I came to Dortmund, now I'm at 94, I have become more of a man

Josip Brajkovic
Josip Brajkovic
Published: 30.5.2021.


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Haaland: I had 86 kg when I came to Dortmund, now I'm at 94, I have become more of a man

A freak of football and a freak of nature. Erling Haaland is immense for Borussia Dortmund having scored 57 goals and recorded 15 assists in the 59 games played for the club. He arrived in January of 2020 and set the world ablaze. Adding to the impressiveness is his age but also the fact that the Norweigan underwent a massive physical change in the process.


Explained by the man himself.


"I weighed 86 kilos when I came to Dortmund. Now I am almost up and nodding at 94 kilos. I'm not the best at calculating, but it's eight kilos in a year and a half. If you look at my whole body, you see that I have changed extremely. I am a completely different… I have become more of a man," said the 20-year-old.


That's the beauty of being so young and so tall. Haaland packed up muscle like it's no thing, showcasing his professional athlete genetics inherited from his father. Erling is a never-seen-before figure in football as he is 194 centimetres tall and one of the fastest players in the game.


"In addition, I have only become faster, and that is one of the most important things, you ask me. I have 'gained' eight kilos and become faster, and that is quite important and good."


Importantly, Haaland hasn't become better only at his physical attributes as he has recorded 12 of his 15 assists in the BVB shirt this season. His link up play is becoming a top weapon in itself, another key feature for the tall player who can play it all, even as a target man.


"I still have a lot to do there, but I have gotten better and feel that I understand my teammates better, and that's how it comes with time. I have simply become a better all-round football player."


Haaland will have the summer for himself with Norway missing the Euros so a further physical leap might be on the card. If there's any room to grow. Although with the bulk complete, Haaland might have a better time with injuries in the coming season. 


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