Haaland’s Self-Belief Shines: “Could I be top-notch? Perchance”
Manchester City’s Erling Haaland expressed his confidence and aspirations in an interview with ‘France Football’. The talented striker believes he has a strong possibility of securing the Ballon d’Or and being recognized as the world’s best player this year.
Haaland, alongside Lionel Messi, is considered a frontrunner for the prestigious Ballon d’Or award presented by ‘France Football’ magazine to honor the top performer of the season. When asked if he considers himself the finest striker in the world, the former Borussia Dortmund player approached the question cautiously. He humorously acknowledged the presence of his media relations manager, Enrica Tarchi, who urged him to be mindful of his response. Haaland quipped, “Am I the best attacker? Maybe I am.”
Having netted an impressive 53 goals in his debut season with Manchester City, Haaland played a pivotal role in their momentous achievement of clinching the club’s first-ever Champions League trophy, their 9th Premier League title, and the FA Cup. Consequently, he firmly believes that he stands a chance of winning the Ballon d’Or this year. Haaland expressed his self-assurance, stating, “I really believe in myself. I know I still have plenty of room for growth as I am still young. But yes, I think I have a shot this year.”
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