Erling Haaland: Man City Striker Booed by Young Norway Fans After Scotland Loss

Erling Haaland: Man City Striker Booed by Young Norway Fans After Scotland Loss

Elijah Odetokun
June 19, 2023 at 10:13 AM
  • Norway suffered a 2-1 home loss to Scotland in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying series
  • Erling Haaland scored the only goal for his country who conceded twice after he left the pitch
  • The Manchester City striker got involved with some young fans as he was leaving the stadium

Erling Haaland certainly has learnt not to turn down the request of young fans regardless of the outcome of a game after a scene with some Norwegian kids.

Haaland’s goal was not enough as Norway suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Scotland in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying series, capitulating to two late goals.

The Manchester City striker put the hosts ahead midway through the second half from the penalty spot, but Scotland fought back with two goals in three minutes after being substituted late in the game.

Erling Haaland, Norway, Scotland, UEFA, Euro 2024, Oslo.
Erling Haaland applauds the home fans after Norway's 2-1 loss to Scotland. Photo by Sebastian Widmann.
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The result puts Norway in a precarious position, having picked up just one point from three games and playing Cyprus next at home before ending the post-season international break.

Young Norway fans boo Haaland

The 22-year-old was the last to hop into the team bus and was met by a group of young fans who chanted his name and were expecting a meet and greet.

As spotted in a video published on Twitter by Mail Sport, he waved at the kids and went straight into the bus, which left the kids disappointed and booed him.

The former Borussia Dortmund forward struggled throughout the game, particularly in the first half, where Squawka noted that he had just eight touches, completed three passes and recorded zero shots.

Fans claimed he was still suffering from the hangover of City’s wild treble celebrations, which went on for days before he teamed up with the national team. In contrast, others claimed his regular creator Kevin De Bruyne is not his national teammate.

Solbakken explains Haaland’s struggle

Sports Brief reported that Norway national team boss Stale Solbakken explained Haaland’s struggles during their 2-1 loss to Scotland.

He was hauled off in the 84th minute, but the head coach admitted it should have come at least 10-12 minutes earlier as he asked to be subbed off.

He added that the Premier League golden boot winner was uncomfortable with the heat in Oslo as it was about 30°C hot and he was completely empty.

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