Haaland praises 'amazing' Sancho and was 'happy' PSG stars mocked him

‘Playing with him is fantastic’: Erling Braut Haaland praises ‘amazing’ Borussia Dortmund teammate and Manchester United target Jadon Sancho… as he insists he was ‘happy’ that PSG stars mocked his celebration

  • Erling Braut Haaland praised teammate and Man United target Jadon Sancho
  • The striker hailed the winger as ‘amazing’ and said he has a bright future
  • Haaland also revealed scoring a brace against PSG was a ‘special moment’
  • He also explained that he was not bothered by PSG players mocking celebration 

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland had plenty of praise for team-mate and Manchester United target Jadon Sancho.

The Norweigan starlet joined the Bundesliga club in January from RB Salzburg and took his incredible goalscoring form with him to Germany. He has scored 16 goals in 17 appearances for Dortmund, whilst Sancho has 20 goals and 20 assists in all competitions for the German side.

When asked about Sancho’s qualities, Haaland told BT Sport: ‘His goals and assists this season speak for itself.’ 

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland praised ‘amazing’ teammate Jadon Sancho

Both attackers have had stellar seasons for Borussia Dortmund with goals and assists

‘You can see when he scores goals and dribbles past players it looks so easy. I played against him when I was 16 or 17 years old and he was the exact same – dribbling past players.

‘When I played against him then he was the best player I played against and now that I get to play with him it’s fantastic. 

‘He assists me and we played good together. He’s as young as me and he’s amazing. He has a very bright future.’

Sancho is heavily linked with a move to Manchester United for a fee of around £117million. 

Due to the high price tag, United are the only option for Sancho this summer as he looks to be Premier League bound, according to reports.

Sancho is heavily linked with a summer move to Manchester United for a fee of £117million

Haaland made a huge statement in Dortmund’s two-legged tie with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League Round of 16 earlier this season.

He scored a brace in the first leg at the Signal Iduna Park – with one of them being a thunderbolt from outside the box – and said scoring in that game was a ‘special moment’. 

‘I scored goals at Salbzurg but now I am scoring goals for a bigger club against bigger clubs,’ Haaland described.

‘There was a lot of pressure building up before the game and I was just getting the horse power out of my leg. That moment was so special, I can’t describe it – just amazing. It was a fantastic night.’

Haaland celebrated a brace against PSG with his trademark celebration of him meditating

After PSG knocked Dortmund out in the second leg, they mocked the striker’s celebration

PSG players appeared to mock Haaland’s meditation celebration after the Ligue 1 side knocked out Dortmund in the second leg. 

The striker revealed that he was annoyed that they had crashed out of the competition, but was not bothered by them copying his celebration. 

‘It annoyed me that we went out (the Champions League),’ he continued. ‘Now people know how much I love the Champions League.’

‘On the celebration, I am happy they did it. It doesn’t bother me to be honest.’  

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