Ex Newcastle forward, Nile Ranger has come out to suggest that he could have been as good as Erling Haaland had he eaten and behaved better as a youngster. He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, several players scolded him in the past for not doing enough to make good use of his talent, but his eating habit and reckless behavior stopped him from being another Haaland.
Ranger added that he should be playing in the Championships at least right now, but he blew his chance.
His words, “There needs to be a movie on my life because it’s a real one, it’s an interesting one. I have players coming to me saying: ‘What happened? What’s wrong with you? With your talent, what are you doing?’ I made my bed and now I have to lie in it. I feel frustrated. I know what I can do but it’s deeper than that because I’ve had so many chances. I didn’t take in the advice.”
“I should be minimum Championship right now. I shouldn’t be having problems but I didn’t listen. If I added nutrition to my game and behaviour, I’m Haaland. But I didn’t want to listen. I thought I knew it all.”
“Every club I’ve had, even as an adult, my mum has had to come in — because they respect her — to see if it could work as a last throw of the dice. She is my life coach, she’s probably disappointed deep down I didn’t really go higher… but she always says: ‘Listen, we had a blast, no matter what’.”
“I know I’m very good at football, people can play to 38 or 39. I can still play. I want to get back then I can climb. I’ve got to go and show what I can do or I’m going to get to an age where I can’t move. It catches up with you.”
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