Erling Haaland admits to watching Premier League striker who is 'best in the world'

Haaland has revealed he watches Jamie Vardy to learn from him
Haaland has revealed he watches Jamie Vardy to learn from him / Matthias Hangst/GettyImages

Erling Haaland has revealed he watches a lot of videos of Jamie Vardy to gain inspiration as he is the "best in the world" at running in behind defenders.

Haaland is one of the most sought after strikers in the world and has been electrifying form this season, scoring 16 goals in 14 Bundesliga matches for Borussia Dortmund so far.

Despite his excellent figures, the 21-year-old has admitted there are still plenty of areas he can improve and revealed he turns to Vardy in his spare to learn from the Leicester City man.

"I've been, not studying, but watching a lot of players," Haaland told Sky Sports. "Let's take an example: the running in behind the centre-back when the No 10 has the ball. You maybe have the best in the world at that (in) Jamie Vardy, I've been looking a lot at him on exactly this.

"That's how I am, I've always been watching a lot of football. I still do. When we play on Saturday, I go home and on Sunday I watch football all day. I've always liked football a lot.

"Van Persie I watched a lot, he was also left-footed. I watched him scoring a lot of goals and as a left-footer as well it was natural for me to watch him a lot. I've been watching a lot of players, especially strikers."

"I think I can improve on everything," Haaland added. "I can improve my finishing a lot, everything.

"I can become faster, I can become stronger so I can improve that. But if I was to improve one thing, it's: don't be injured. Because if I'm not injured, I can play a lot more games and I can deliver even better."

Haaland has been linked with an exit from Dortmund with a number of top European clubs waiting to snap up the talented forward. When asked if he's had any contact with his agent Mino Raiola, he added: "I haven't spoken a lot with him over the last few months.

"I think my dad has been speaking a lot with him. I have been focusing on football. I have not really spoken a lot with Mino in the last months."