Gerard Pique Gives Erling Haaland Secret to Eclipse Messi and Ronaldo

Gerard Pique Gives Erling Haaland Secret to Eclipse Messi and Ronaldo

Fred Kennedy
updated at March 21, 2024 at 3:28 PM
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  • Erling Haaland has been backed to reach the levels of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
  • The towering Manchester City ace has already made a name for himself as one of the best
  • Haaland helped City win a historic treble in his debut season with the Premier League side

Gerard Pique has given Erling Haaland the secret to reaching and even surpassing the levels of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Messi and Ronaldo are widely regarded as two of the finest players of modern-day football.

The duo has dominated the football space in the last few years, winning multiple titles and individual honours during their football journey.

Erling Haaland celebrates his hat-trick during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at Etihad Stadium. Photo by Shaun Botterill.
Erling Haaland celebrates his hat-trick during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at Etihad Stadium. Photo by Shaun Botterill.
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To put their dominance into perspective, the two have won an impressive 13 Ballon d'Or awards between them, with Messi carting home the prestigious prize on eight occasions.

However, the two are entering the sunset years of their careers, having already exited European football.

Their exits have paved the way for the emergency of young footballers, with Haaland and Kylian Mbappe touted as the heirs of the throne.

Pique gives Haaland secret to eclipsing Messi, CR7

Pique, a football legend in his own rights, has now advised Haaland on what he has to do to eclipse the levels Messi and Ronaldo hit.

According to the Barcelona icon, the Manchester City hotshot has to win many titles consistently over the next couple of years to reach the heights Messi and Ronaldo did.

“I think he has a lot of potential but to arrive at the level of Messi and Cristiano, it’s a long way to go," Pique told talkSPORT.
“He has to win so many titles, he has to do this for 15, 17, 20 years and this is not easy also," he added.

Haalabd picks award ahead of Messi

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Haaland getting the better of Messi in an individual award after he was declared the Best Player of 2023 by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics(IFFHS).

Haaland scored 52 goals in 53 appearances in his debut season for the Citizens as they won the treble under Pep Guardiola.

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