Erling Haaland has insisted he loves it when Pep Guardiola yells at him.
The Manchester City superstar was named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year ahead of Lionel Messi and Kevin De Bruyne, and spoke about his incredible season in front of an audience in Monaco.
Haaland played a key role in an incredible European treble in his first season in England where he scored 52 goals in 53 games.
Things have started similarly for the Norwegian this season, with three goals in three Premier League games giving City a perfect start to the season.
However, despite starting things off with a first-half brace in the league curtain-raiser against Burnley, Haaland was reprimanded by his manager at the break in a moment captured by the cameras.
During the UEFA awards ceremony, talkSPORT’s Reshmin Chowdhury asked Haaland about the timing and who he finds the scariest among Guardiola and his father Alf-Inge.
“Good question, sometimes Pep is a bit scary, I have to say,” he replied. “But my dad can also be a little scary.
“But anyway, it’s something I like, I like it when Pep yells at me because he’s trying to get something in my brain that he doesn’t think I have.
“So I like it, I’m not complaining at all, he just wants to make me a better footballer so I’m not complaining at all.
“My dad and I fight a lot, we have a lot of good times together, so I’m not complaining at all either.”
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Ahead of the awards ceremony, City and Haaland had just learned their squad for this season’s Champions League, and will have been delighted to have landed Leipzig, Red Star Belgrade and Young Boys.
Before that, however, Haaland takes on Fulham in the Premier League before embarking on an international assignment with Norway.
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