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Erling Haaland reveals the 'annoying' throw-in rule that he wants lawmakers to change

Erling Haaland reveals the 'annoying' throw-in rule that he wants lawmakers to change

Haaland can't stand it.

Erling Haaland has admitted he wants lawmakers to change one football rule that he just doesn't understand.

When it comes to Erling Haaland's happiness on the pitch, it's a pretty strait forward equation: When he's scoring goals he's happy, and when he's not, he isn't.

Given that Haaland scored 51 goals in 52 games last season as Man City won a historic treble, it's fair to say that he enjoyed his first season at the Etihad Stadium.

This season things haven't gone quite as well, although despite missing 12 games with a foot injury, the Norwegian striker has still managed to score 19 goals in 24 games in all competitions.

Missing any number of games through injury is frustrating, but that's not why Haaland has a bee in his bonnet.

Above all else, what the 23-year-old superstar can't stand is the simple throw-in.

In a recent episode of the Manchester City podcast, Haaland revealed that he finds throw-ins "annoying", and admitted that he does't fully understand the rules about them.

"What annoys me is the throw-ins," he said.

"I'd change that - just have two hands on the ball. We will see what happens in the future but you need a certain time limit to take throw-ins and you cannot take too many metres - just give a mark and you can only go there."

It could be that recent events have triggered Haaland's sudden admission.

Erling Haaland has returned to action after missing 12 games through injury (

City were penalised for a foul throw during their 2-1 win against Luton in December, a match in which City came from behind to win to avoid registering a fifth consecutive game without a win.

Haaland continued: "If you throw like this or this or whatever, it doesn't matter.

"Just have two hands on the ball and throw the ball. I don't know the rules even, but if you throw down or up it doesn't matter!"

After making starting a game for the first time since December in City's 3-1 win against Brentford on Monday, Haaland will be back in action when City host Everton at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Let's just hope he doesn't have to take a throw-in.

Featured Image Credit: Getty/Man City YouTube

Topics: Erling Haaland, Manchester City, Premier League