Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has been scoring goals for fun not only this season but all his career. He has impressive numbers for his age. But, is he a left-footed player or a right-footed player?
It has been understood that Haaland prefers his left foot over his right. He has been scoring significantly more goals with his left foot in the Premier League this season as well. At the time of writing this, out of his 28 Premier League goals in the 2022/23 season, Haaland has scored 17 with his left foot, six with his right foot, and five with his head.
The Norwegian is known to be a goal machine. His moment of fame came in a game he played for Norway’s U20 team. In the U20 FIFA World Cup, Norway faced Honduras. Haaland scored nine goals in a 12-0 win for Norway. Since then, Haaland has continued to score goals and make a name for himself.
According to stats from Transfermarkt, Haaland played 27 games for Red Bull Salzburg and scored 29 goals. He also scored eight goals in six matches in a UEFA Champions League campaign for the Austrian team. The Norwegian then moved to Borussia Dortmund and played 89 matches for the German club. He scored 86 goals in that period.
Following that, Haaland made his hugely anticipated move to Manchester City. He has been a beast under Pep Guardiola. As of now, he has scored 42 goals in 37 appearances. These numbers are going to change very soon without any doubt.
Erling Haaland rigorously trains his weak foot
Haaland has been putting in work to efficiently utilize his weak foot since his Dortmund days. According to a report by Mail, Haaland used to work with Dortmund coach and former Bayern Munich striker Alexander Zickler on his weak foot training. Zickler had identified the Norwegian’s lack of goals from his weak right foot as an area of concern.
In an interview two years ago, after scoring with his right foot, Haaland was quoted saying, “I’ve been training my right foot, so it’s good to get a goal with that foot.”
That training has continued non-stop. It was reported that even though Haaland does not have Zickler anymore in England, his training goes on. The Norwegian puts in extra sessions to make his weak foot stronger. Indeed, to win the Premier League golden boot, Haaland needs to keep firing on all cylinders. However, the golden boot already seems in the bag for him, he will now look at breaking the record.