Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland has come out to talk about how guidance from ex-manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer helped him become a better finisher.
Halaand revealed that he and the Manchester United legend did some practice on finishing while he was his coach and he took his time to teach him the basic rules.
According to him, he also learnt not to use too much power when he strikes the ball and that has made him a deadlier finisher in front of goal.
He added that Ole even taught him to be calm and ready when he expects the ball because that is how he can keep getting the chances and scoring them.
His words, “I remember it was frustrating as a young striker, everything goes against you in training,”
“I was alone with the keeper and the bar, got crosses from Ole Gunnar, but I missed on every opportunity. I remember Ole then said ‘I think you start this game, so just be ready.’”
“Solskjaer and I did some practice on finishing. Not just crosses. I remember he taught me some easy rules,”
“The first one was one-touch [finishes]. That I don’t use too much power and trying to destroy the goal or the goalie with ball. I think that I was thinking about doing that and it was something new that he told me. I trained a bit on that, but without scoring. But at least I had it in my head after that training session.
“He has taught me a lot to be calm, and also be on your toes and come to those situation where the ball is coming. It is then you have the chance to score. He deserves a lot of credit for teaching me that.”