“Haaland does 300 push-ups and 1,000 crunches daily”

first_imgHaaland’s emergence in European football, with his extraordinary coordination of movements despite his height, his dizzying careers towards the goal and his feints, has had the greatest impact in recent years. Macek compares it to another of the Norwegian jewel idols: “He is a modern Ibrahimovic. I’d even say much better on the move, faster. And he has a great mentality when facing the game and the profession. He doesn’t want to speed up any deadline. ” When Macek shared training with Haaland, the striker’s name was already making headlines relating to Manchester United, coached by his idolized Solksjaer, Juve or even Real Madrid. The coldness that characterizes him against the rival goal is also applied by the Nordic striker in his career. “He told us that he still didn’t feel like taking such a step and that he wanted to take another. At that time the Bundesliga was already being talked about and he arrived at Borussia. He fell down there, huh? ”, smiles the Slovak. More than that, Haaland has been a cyclone in Dortmund: 12 goals in 11 gamesThey are 40 in 33 games if we add the ones he did with Salzburg at the start of the season.Macek supports the bet that the new football phenomenon made by leaving Borussia: “I think he took a big step. It is one of the best in Germany. Play the attack, trust young people like Achraf, Sancho or Brandt, played the Champions … But if he continues to progress in this way, we will surely see him in an even bigger team in a short time, perhaps Madrid. ” The player has a contract with the Signal Iduna Park club until 2024, but in Chamartín they keep an eye on him. The Slovak U-18 coach has no doubts about whether he would fit in at the Bernabéu: “The best in the world have always played there and Haaland is one of them. He is a footballer for Madrid, without a doubt… ”. Stanislav Macek tells the following anecdote when asked about Haaland. “He knows what he wants. I will tell you an anecdote. While in Salzburg, he had a girlfriend in Norway who came to visit him. All right. A few days later he came back because he said he had to focus only on soccer. “ Stanislav Macek (42) is the Slovak Under-18 coach and met the young forward in August, when he spent a week soaking up the methods of Austrian team coach Jesse Marsch. By then, the young Haaland was already showing Europe his authority before goal, with several shakes in the Austrian league. In the first five games, he scored seven goals. “Just seeing him impressed me a lot. He was a boy working as a mature professional. He is clear about his goal in soccer. Also that it is difficult, but he said to me: “To get there I don’t have to work fast but very hard.” And it does it without rest. Look, when he got to Salzburg he hardly played, and now it’s a show, “Macek tells AS.Seeing Haaland is seeing a physical wonder. Imposing (1.94 meters tall), he looks into the mirror of Cristiano Ronaldo, a self-made player, chiseled with a Stakhanovist philosophy from which the Norwegian drinks. “He has enormous respect for work. When I was in Salzburg, everyone told me. He works a lot individually to improve. He went on to tell me that at home he did 1,000 sit-ups and 300 push-ups practically daily ”, confesses the Slovak technician, who already had Haaland on his radar. “In March I saw him play with the Norwegian Under-20 against the Slovak Under-21. And I can say that I had not seen an individual performance by a young man like that. They won 0-2 and scored only one goal, but their match was extraordinary. It caught my attention tremendously. ”Stanislav Macek (right) poses with Marsch, Salzburg coach (center).last_img read more


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