Erling Haaland calls out CBS punditry team for 'asking awkward questions' during post-match interview
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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.
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."
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."
A third added: "Haaland is all of us, why are they always asking these awkward questions?"
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.
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?
Thoughts on Haaland's campaign for City? Can he go one better next season?
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