Erling Haaland recently shared insights into his football evolution, acknowledging Cristiano Ronaldo as a significant influence on his journey.
Haaland, once a winger with a penchant for cutting inside, transformed into a versatile goal-scorer, attributing his progress to lessons learned from Ronaldo. Initially struggling with heading, Haaland’s ratio improved from one goal every 11 attempts to one in four, crediting Ronaldo’s impact on his aerial ability. Haaland highlighted studying Ronaldo’s box movements on YouTube, emphasizing the importance of timing and quality crosses for successful headers.
Reflecting on Ronaldo’s transition from a wide player to a striker, Haaland commended the Portuguese star’s game development. He praised Ronaldo’s ability to deceive defenders through subtle movements in the box.
Both prolific in 2023, Haaland leads with 50 goals, while Ronaldo boasts 46 for club and country, with 36 for Al-Nassr.
Haaland acknowledged Ronaldo’s influence on his game and expressed admiration for Ronaldo’s scoring prowess and strategic movements inside the box.