Erling Haaland Wakes Up To The Champions League Theme Every Day
Erling Haaland is making a big splash in the Champions League so far this season and the competition's top scorer is so in love with it, he wakes up to the theme song every morning.
Red Bull Salzburg striker Haaland has taken the Champions League by storm this season and currently sits top of the scoring charts, having bagged seven goals in just four games, at a goal every 39 minutes.
The secret to the 19-year-old's success might just be in his phone alarm. Speaking to Norwegian outlet TV2 the striker revealed the theme song wakes him up in the morning, saying, "That's my alarm tone. I wake up to it every day. It's the last song I'd get tired of."
"I wake up to it. So I always get a perfect start to the day."
The Norway striker always looks emotional during the singing of the competition's anthem before kick off and really gets into it. Asked about holding back emotions during the song Haaland said, "You should like to try. Now, I don't think you're going to play the Champions League, but if you had, I think you would have smiled quite wide, too."
Haaland, the son of former Leeds United player Alf Inge, says he is keeping his feet on the ground and seeing great players like Robert Lewandowski and Raheem Sterling behind him on the goal scoring charts keeps him motivated, adding, "I don't know what it's like to lose my footing. I do not know. I am just myself. I come from Bryne and live the dream. That's how it is.
"I just have to keep going, otherwise they'll [Lewandowski, Sterling, Mbappe, Messi and Ronaldo] take me again. It's good that they score too, so they push me."
Haaland scored his fifth hat-trick of the season as Salzburg beat Wolfsberger 3-0 in the Austrian Bundesliga, taking his tally to 27 goals in 18 club appearances this season.
The striker also revealed that he sleeps with the match balls he's collected from those hat-tricks, adding, "I have five hat-trick balls in my bed and I sleep well with them. They are my girlfriends."
His form has unsurprisingly led to him being linked to some of the biggest sides in Europe, with Barcelona and Manchester United amongst those rumoured to be interested.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer managed him for two years at Molde, before the manager left for Old Trafford.
Just how good can Haaland be?