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Erling Haaland names Chelsea manager Frank Lampard as the ex-player he’d generally prefer to play with

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Erling Haaland names Chelsea manager Frank Lampard as the ex-player he’d generally prefer to play with

Erling Haaland has picked Frank Lampard as the ex-player he would generally like as a partner, which is some commendation for the Chelsea manager.

The 19-year-old striker has enjoyed a remarkable striker, initially for Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund, who he joined in January.

The Norwegian scored 29 goals in 27 games in this current season and has step-up in the competition stunningly, netting multiple times in 11 matches since joining Dortmund.

Haaland has gotten one of the most looked for after abilities in world football and was asked by ESPN who he might most want to line-up with from the game’s past.

With everybody from Pele to Diego Maradona accessible to the young person, he rather plumped for an Englishman and current Premier League boss as Lampard.

It was a quickfire interview so the striker couldn’t develop his point, however it unmistakably shows he got huge respect for the Blues manager.

There was further applause for stars of the Premier League as Haaland named Liverpool centre back Virgil Van Dijk as the hardest opponent he has ever played.

Liverpool and Salzburg were in similar Champions League group this season so the Norwegian faced the Dutchman and Van Dijk unmistakably established a connection.

Haaland came off the bench at Anfield to score in the 4-3 defeat to the Reds but was left disappointed in the reverse fixture, being subbed himself with 15 minutes left of the 2-0 thrashing.

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The youngster forward, born in Leeds, has discussed his reverence for Van Dijk previously, disclosing to France Football prior this season: ‘Van Dijk, he is so good.

‘He is incredible, quick, he has all the characteristics. He is an incredible player.’

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