Erling Haaland explains what Jamie Vardy is 'the best in the world' at
'You maybe have the best in the world at that (in) Jamie Vardy'
Erling Haaland has revealed that he watches videos of Jamie Vardy as he is the 'best in the world' at running in behind the opposition defence.
The Borussia Dortmund forward has been in scintillating form so far this season, scoring 23 goals in 20 matches in all competitions, as well as providing six assists.
However, while his performances have been excellent, the 21-year-old Norwegian has admitted there are still plenty of areas where he can improve - revealing that he watches videos of former England striker Vardy in his spare time to learn from the 35-year-old.
"I've been, not studying, but watching a lot of players," Haaland said in an interview with Sky Sports.
"Let's take an example: the running in behind the centre-back when the No 10 has the ball. You maybe have the best in the world at that (in) Jamie Vardy, I've been looking a lot at him on exactly this.
"That's how I am, I've always been watching a lot of football. I still do. When we play on Saturday, I go home and on Sunday I watch football all day. I've always liked football a lot."
🗣 "I've been watching a lot of players, the run in behind from the center-back when the number 10 has the ball, you maybe have the best in the world on that, Jamie Vardy."
Erling Haaland has been studying the likes of @vardy7 in his free time 👀 pic.twitter.com/JqyfE1Ntec
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) January 27, 2022
Haaland - who bagged 41 goals in 41 games for Dortmund last season - is expected to leave Signal Iduna Park in the summer as his £64m release clause becomes active.
It is thought that Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona are all interested in the talented youngster, who insisted that he is far from the finished product, even though he spends a lot of time watching football as he looks to improve.
He added: "I think I can improve on everything. I can improve my finishing a lot, everything.
"I can become faster, I can become stronger so I can improve that. But if I was to improve one thing, it's: don't be injured. Because if I'm not injured, I can play a lot more games and I can deliver even better."
The 21-year-old has scored 80 goals in 83 matches for Dortmund since moving to the club in a £20m transfer from Red Bull Salzburg.
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