More than one person seriously asked it: is it real or is it an android? The truth is that Erling Braut Haaland, since his appearance in the Norwegian youth teams and throughout his short but electrifying career as a professional, never ceases to amaze locals and strangers with his goalscoring ability. What is the secret? From England they allege that a determining factor is his marked sleep regime.
In the second leg of the Champions League round of 16, the forward scored five against Leipzig and Pep Guardiola took him out before he surpassed one of Lionel Messi’s records. But the football world knows that it won’t be long before the 22-year-old striker seizes several world records. It will be key for him to continue with personal care, such as food and good rest, which he strictly respects.
It turns out that in dialogue with Daily Mail, Haaland said that he is obsessed with adequate sleep and how it improves performance. “Perhaps the most important thing in life”, he comes to mention about the hours with the pillow. In this context, the Norwegian revealed some tips that he implements on a daily basis and that lead him to be one of the best -and most sought-after- scorers in the world.
Haaland’s regime at bedtime
Before going to bed, Haaland puts on special glasses that filter blue light, which comes from artifacts and lamps. “I wear these glasses at night. They help me sleep better and deeper. I see this as key to improving performance by even a few percentages. It’s a matter of mentality”declared the Norwegian in the aforementioned medium.
His ritual also begins with turning off all the devices he has nearby (in fact, he clarified that his cell phone puts it in “do not disturb” mode so that they do not interrupt him with messages). And it is usually between 10 and 10:30 p.m. the time he goes to bed to end the day.
The former Borussia Dortmund also receives good results from regular blood tests and wears an Oura Ring. What’s that? A special ring that measures sleep quality, temperature trends, stress, and heart rate.
Ah, that’s not all. Although it is funny in a way, the alarm tone with which the Scandinavian chooses to wake up every morning is also peculiar: the Champions League anthem plays, which gives him extra motivation for a morning of training in England.
La Orejona is his obsession, something that Erling did not hide over the years. On top of that, the continental competition suits him well: he has 33 goals in 25 games.
Erling Haaland – 3-17-2023
“I told Guardiola not to take me out”
The food, also key
“Eating quality food that is as local as possible is the most important thing,” said the Norwegian, opining: “People say meat is bad for you, but which one? The meat you get at McDonald’s or the local cow that eats grass right there?”
Haaland is also a fish lover and Norway manager Stale Solbakken recently said: “His body keeps getting better, it keeps growing. If you look at him now and 12 months ago, you can see a little difference. He takes this very seriously.” .
Erling Haaland – 3-17-2023