Summoned to the Norway team – he is absent from the 2022 World Cup – against Slovakia (2-0) and Armenia (9-0), respectively on March 25 and 29, Erling Haaland, one of the most coveted strikers in Europe football, decided not to speak to the press.
Decision then justified by coach Stale Solbakken, 54 years old.
“I can’t say it would be better if Haaland sat here with you and answered your questions. However, he asked me not to and provided a factual rationale. He presented things to me in a way that made it easy for me to respect his decision.
The Dortmund striker was in the selection phase, appeared in both matches and did not speak to the media.
Later, his Portuguese teammate Raphel Guerreiro published a ‘twee’t in which he recalled the advice of a… farmer.
“A few years ago, I received advice from a farmer. He told me: ‘Let your feet speak for you and the rest will be fine’. I replied: ‘okay’. And I left”, he wrote on the social network Twitter.