Rodri on Erling Haaland: “He reminds me of Cristiano and Messi”

Manchester City and Spain midfielder Rodri sat down with AS to talk all things City. As part of the chat with AS, he discussed team-mate Erling Haaland among other subjects.

“At the beginning, I noticed he was very anxious,” he said. “He understood that we were a different team and he knew that he wasn’t going to be involved [in the play] so much, that he should wait for the moment to finish. These are things that you have to adapt and learn. Now he is much more positive. He says: ‘Rodri, control of the game, control of the game. Forget about me’. That’s understanding the team. He’s improved a lot in coming to receive and in going into the space.”

Haaland’s personality

“We can’t forget that he’s a 22/23-year-old with the inquisitiveness that comes with someone at his age. He’s really kind, really cheerful, he speaks about everything, he’s just a brilliant guy. And above all, he has a hunger to improve, to always be ready. In that sense, he reminds me of Cristiano and Messi.”

Kieran Quaile | GSFN

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