Haaland hopes to be like Benzema at 34
In an interview with FourFourTwo, Erling Haaland salutes the form of Karim Benzema at 34. An example that the Norwegian wants to follow for his own career.
In ten years, Erling Haaland hopes to be like Karim Benzema. During an interview for the magazine FourFourTwo, the Norwegian striker, now 22, said he hoped to be as strong as the French international in the last years of his career.
“Suddenly he became an even better player”
« You always have to learn, develop. You can never stop looking for new ways to improve. Look at Karim Benzema at Real Madrid. He is 34 today and suddenly he has become an even better player these last two years. It’s extraordinary. I constantly want to do this, » the Manchester City centre-forward said.
Karim Benzema has scored 26 goals and provided 9 assists since January in all competitions with Real Madrid. Which makes him the third most decisive player in the European top 5 in 2022.
Erling Haaland, who has 13 goals and 4 assists over the same period, took advantage of this interview to explain that he wanted to somehow rehabilitate the profile of a pure centre-forward, often neglected in favor of more complete attackers: » I used to watch the Premier League a lot before I got there. In recent years great No9s have become increasingly rare. But that’s why it’s even better to be one now! »