Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland is one of the most clinical finishers in world football, but he's learned a thing or two from the older generation.
The Norwegian, who is destined for a move to a bigger club this summer with Real Madrid and Manchester City interested, recently revealed that he's been watching Leicester City star Jamie Vardy and imitating the way he penetrates a backline with his pace.
I've been watching a lot of players, let's take for example the run in behind the centre-back when the No 10 has the ball. You have maybe the best in the world at that, Jamie Vardy. I've been looking a lot at him on exactly this. I have always been watching a lot of football and I still do. When we play Saturday, I go home on Sunday and watch football all day.
Erling Haaland evidently believes Vardy is the best around at running in behind a center-back. Quite the praise for the Englishman, but Haaland certainly has a point. Vardy thrives most when he can use outrun a defender onto a through ball from one of his teammates.
Haaland also voiced that he watched Robin Van Persie a lot growing up because he's also left-footed. Needless to say, the youngster has learned from some very quality players and all this knowledge he's soaked in over the years has shaped Erling Haaland into the player he is today. An absolute killer in the final third.