Haaland beat Lionel Messi and Belgian Kevin De Bruyne to win the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award.
Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has revealed that he loves the way his dad shouts at him.
The 23-year-old Norwegian made this statement during the 2023 UEFA awards ceremony that took place in Monaco France.
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Reigning champions Manchester City were also the recipient of a kind draw.
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Erling Haaland claims the PFA Player of the Year award with the 2023 Ballon d'Or in view
Haaland was nominated for the Men’s Best Player award alongside Inter Miami’s Lionel Messi and fellow Cityzen Kevin De Bruyne.
In the end, it was the former Borussia Dortmund star who won the award, adding to the PFA Player of the Year award he recently won on Tuesday.
I love the way my dad shouts at me - Haaland
When asked if he is still scared of his dad who follows him everywhere, Haaland said “I love the way he shouts at me,” to the amusement of many including his dad who was also in attendance at the ceremony.
Erling Haaland admitted that he is still scared of his father Alfie Haaland who sometimes shouts at him because he wants the very best from him.
Haaland on Pep Guardiola
The Manchester City striker also admitted that aside his dad he is also scared of another father figure - the person of his coach Pep Guardiola.
Pep Guardiola was named UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year but couldn’t attend because he was still recuperating from surgery.
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Manchester City and Arsenal players make up most of the PFA Premier League team which is voted by topflight players.
Haaland had a record-breaking year with Manchester City last season, scoring 52 goals in 53 appearances, and has also found the back of the net three times in as many matches this season.
The Norwegian is still in the running for the FIFA Ballon d’Or later this year.
Other winners at the Award ceremony
Men's Coach of the Year: Pep Guardiola
Women's Player of the Year: Aitana Bonmatí
Women's Coach of the Year: Sarina Wiegman
President's Award: Miroslav Klose