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Erling Haaland calls out CBS punditry team for 'asking awkward questions' during post-match interview

Jack Kenmare

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Erling Haaland calls out CBS punditry team for 'asking awkward questions' during post-match interview

Manchester City forward Erling Haaland called out the CBS Sports punditry team for asking "awkward questions" during an entertaining post-match Champions League final interview.

The 22-year-old Norwegian, who ended this season's European campaign as top scorer with 12 goals, wasn't at his sparkling best in Saturday night's final against Inter Milan.

A second-half strike from Rodri sealed history but looking back, Haaland's significant contribution throughout their treble-winning campaign has been crucial, to say the least.

He scored 52 goals in 53 games during the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League haul – a debut season not even he could have predicted following his £51 million move from Borussia Dortmund.

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As well as his efforts on the pitch, his larger-than-life personality off it has also played a key part.

Haaland's mentality has been on show throughout but during his post-match interview with CBS Sports on Saturday night, he let his hair down during a chat with Thierry Henry, Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards.

After being asked about his state of mind before the game, Haaland replied: "I was really nervous, I have to say. I felt it in my stomach today."

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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher then asked: "Anywhere else?" – a question that left presenter Kate Abdo asking what that meant. Haaland definitely knew...

Here's how social media reacted to the interaction.

One said: "Haaland the type of guy to ask what everyone else is wondering," while another wrote: "Haaland seems like such a likeable person idk."

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A third added: "Haaland is all of us, why are they always asking these awkward questions?"

Image credit: CBS Sports
Image credit: CBS Sports

As well as that entertaining chat with CBS, Haaland was joined by former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli in his post-match interview with BT Sport.

In fact, the pair shared a special moment, when BT decided to broadcast footage of a young Haaland playing football with "Balotelli 45" on the back of his shirt.

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The Italian responded to the footage by saying: "I don't know. It's good. He learnt good," before adding: "I think he's amazing.

"He's like a predator in the area. Obviously outside he has a big sprint, he's very fast - but he can score. You need to bring the ball to him, but on five chances he scores five goals, amazing striker."

How good is this?

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Thoughts on Haaland's campaign for City? Can he go one better next season?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/CBS Sports

Topics: Erling Haaland, Manchester City, Champions League, Jamie Carragher, Inter Milan

Jack Kenmare
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