Erling Haaland has revealed that he has become best friends with Manchester City teammate Jack Grealish.
The striker has enjoyed a rather successful debut season with the Citizens so far as he has won the Premier League title and broke the record for the number of goals scored in a campaign.
With the Norwegian in with a chance of winning the FA Cup and Champions League before the season comes to an end, he has shared some behind-the-scenes details regarding the relationship he has with one of his current teammates, in particular.
Haaland names best friend in football
Speaking to the media in a quickfire interview (via Football Daily) after picking up the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year award, Haaland said this when asked who his best friend in football is.
He said: “I have a lot, but if I take a teammate, it’s Jack [Grealish].”
In terms of what the City duo have done together on the pitch this season, they have featured in 38 games in all competitions together and racked up four joint goal participations.
Grealish has also spoke about the relationship he has with the striker, by saying this on the matter last weekend.
He said: “We’ve got a great relationship. We come into training a lot together, we live in the same building, I’ve assisted him a few times. When you have a relationship like that off the pitch, on the pitch it makes it that much easier.”
Given the scenario Pep Guardiola’s side have got themselves in regarding them having the possibility of ending this season with three trophies added to their cabinet, this shows how significant Haaland and Grealish have been given their prominence in the team throughout the campaign.
It also highlights the importance of players having good relationships with each other and how much it can help the team as a whole.
Moving forward, while this is their first season together at City, their hopes for the future will presumably be to add more joint goal participation and become more of a deadlier duo for opposition defences to have to deal with.