Haaland on Champions League and World Cup hopes as he appears in GQ

Erling Haaland lets his hair down, wearing a £3,800 jacket on the cover of GQ… as Man City star reveals his meditation practices which help him cope with being the Premier League’s £865,000-A WEEK top scorer

  • Erling Haaland has appeared on the cover of GQ’s annual global sports issue
  • He has taken the unlikely dip into fashion wear expensive items in GQ 
  • The Norwegian star has enjoyed a fantastic debut season with Manchester City
  • He has aspirations of helping them lift the Champions League this campaign

Man City striker Erling Haaland has opened up on his meditation practices and football aspirations as he appeared on the cover of GQ’s second annual global sports issue. 

The Norwegian striker, who earns £865,000-a-week, has enjoyed a fantastic debut season with the club, scoring 33 goals in 30 games across all competitions.

Now the 22-year-old has taken the unlikely dip into fashion, appearing on the cover of GQ’s sports issue, where he is seen letting his hear down while wearing a £2,000 jacket as well as a £690 Givenchy jumper.

Erling Haaland let his hair down as he made an unlikely dip into fashion on the front of GQ’s annual sports issue

Haaland, wearing a £3,800 jacket, talked about his Champions League and World Cup hopes

Another picture inside the edition which is to be released on January 31, shows him wearing all-white in a jacket worth a massive £3,800 and a jumper worth £325.

In the issue he talks about how his meditation practices have helped him become the deadly striker he is today. 

Haaland focuses on the mental side of the game more intently than most. A few years back, he garnered some attention for what has become his signature goal celebration: sliding into a lotus pose and closing his eyes, as if in a meditative trance. 

Haaland pictured with girlfriend Isabel Haugseng Johansen in November while in Marbella

Haaland has previously posted himself wearing eye-catching outfits on his social media

Haaland in his GQ interviewed opened up on how his meditation practices have helped him become the player he is

The celebration led to a wave of imitators including from the Paris Saint-Germain side in a Champions League game.

Haaland speaking about meditation said: ‘I think it’s a really good thing.

‘To relax, to try to not think too much. Because stress is not good for anyone. I hate to be stressed, and I try not to be stressed. But the concept of meditation is to try to let go of these kinds of thoughts. It’s really individual, but for me it’s worked really well.’

Haaland has had a prolific start to life at Man City scoring 30 goals in 33 appearances

Haaland has worn some eye-catching outfits in the past which have been posted onto his social media account.

One outfit he wore while wishing people on his social media accounts a happy Christmas, saw him wearing black and white pyjama outfit. 

An area of his life which he has never opened up on is his love-life.

However, he was seen with his rumoured girlfriend Isabel Haugseng Johansen back in November after they went for lunch in Marbella. 

The Norwegian is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, and in GQ, he has opened up on his hopes of success with Man City and Norway.  

Haaland’s famous goal celebration led to a lot of imitators including from the PSG side

He said: ‘I will try to do everything in my power to win trophies here with Manchester City and try to be the game changer, my goal is to win the Champions League.’

On success with his country he added: ‘Norway is a small, small nation, 5.5 million, I think less.

‘So we’re not a big nation. But again you see at the World Cup small nations that do fantastic things.

‘We hope to qualify (in 2026) that’s my biggest goal with them. Hopefully one day I’ll get to play knockout games with Norway.’

British GQ’s global sports issue is available via digital download and on newsstands on 31st January.

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