On October 30, in Paris, the Ballon d’Or will be awarded to the best player in the world. Among the potential candidates: Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi, but also and above all Erling Haaland. Author of an XXL season for his first year at Manchester City, the Norwegian won everything. FA Cup, Premier League, Champions League… not to mention the 52 goals in 53 TCC matches. Mind-blowing statistics for the 23-year-old striker who hopes to lift the Ballon d’Or at the end of October.
“In my head… (He hesitates.) It depends on what you mean by attacking already… It’s a trick question… I’m up there. Am I the best? Maybe. I know that Enrica (Tarchi, his media relations officer, present during the interview) wants me to be careful in my answer (Laughing.)”laughs Haaland to France Football when asked if he considers himself the best striker on the planet. The Norwegian concludes the interview by discussing the Ballon d’Or: “I believe in myself, I really do. I know I can still improve a lot, I’m still young. But yes, I think I have a chance this year”. Verdict on October 30 to know the identity of the next winner of the BO. What is certain is that Erling Haaland’s case is more serious than ever.