Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland has revealed an unusual gastronomic diet that is helping him cope with the effects of the coronavirus lockdown.
The 19-year-old has had an astonishing season, having scored 28 goals in 22 matches for former club RB Salzburg before sealing his £18million mid-season move to Dortmund.
Haaland hit 12 goals in his first 11 games, a run which saw Dortmund rocket up the Bundesliga standings and push Paris Saint-Germain all the way in the Champions League last 16 prior to football coming to a halt in March.
The Leeds-born Norway international opened up on what makes him tick off the pitch.
He told Borussia Dortmund TV: “I train a lot, and I meditate a lot. Before a game, I like listening to music from the Norwegian rapper Amara. And before every match I listen to a song called ‘Keep Dreaming’. That’s the song I listen to before every game.”
Haaland even paid homage to his meditation as he celebrated scoring against PSG in the Champions League in February, sitting down and imitating his relaxing stance.
He added: “When I’m not playing, I like to play FIFA with my boys. My favourite food is kebab pizza.”
His 25 top-flight goals this season is matched by Robert Lewandowski and only bested Lazio striker Ciro Immobile, who has 27 goals to his name.