In today's football, two great promises appeared to fight that dominance of more than a decade of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. In that they are Kylian Mbappé, already consecrated as world champion, and Erling Haaland, the scorer that all the big teams want. The Borussia Dortmund forward has 49 goals in 49 games since his arrival in Germany and is the current Champions League striker. At only 20 years old, everyone yearns for him.
Now, the young giant has to start his big path with his national team, a Norway that dreams of playing a World Cup (the last one was France 1998). Although they come from staying out of Euro 2021, with Erling Haaland added to the quality of Martin Odegaard, the 22-year-old creator who was elected a new captain, they want to go to Qatar. That road will already have its first three dates against Gibraltar, Turkey and Montenegro in a group where the cuckoo is the Netherlands.
In this context, the Norwegian arrived in Marbella, the Spanish city where they will base and spoke about being the new generation that is going for the throne. "Messi? Cristiano? I still have a long way to go to reach their level. They are possibly the best players in history," he praised the cracks and avoided comparing himself.
This Wednesday Norway will visit Gibraltar opening the Qualifiers and then they will stay in Spain. There they will be local to Turkey resigning to play in their territory on Saturday due to the restrictions they have in their country due to the pandemic. Then, on Tuesday 30 they will complete by visiting Montenegro. Haaland has six goals in seven games with his team and is going for more.