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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Jens Petter Hauge: “Are you a soccer player or a pizza maker?”

The extraordinary Swedish striker asked a very strange question to a young team-mate, but the whole dressing room laughed.
lunes, 22 de febrero de 2021 · 18:04

All ears open every time Zlatan Ibrahimovic speaks. If it is not because of some heavy critic against an opponent, or an arrogant praise to himself, it can be a funny comment on somebody else. That is what happened this time. It all started in a match that AC Milan played against Norway’s Bodo Glimt for UEFA Europa League.

The game was played last September, it was valid for the third qualifying round of the continental tournament. Despite Milan won 3-2, their rivals had a young star who had been involved in a historic match a year before. It was a 20-year-old striker who had an excellent performance against the Rossoneros.

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Jens-Petter Hauge celebrates with Erling Haaland in the 2019 U20 World Cup in Poland.

IT was such a good display that some months after, AC Milan went on to pay $6 million and acquire him. His name is Jens Petter Hauge, and he scored a goal in the shocking 12-0 win from Norway over Honduras in the 2019 Under 20 World Cup. He assisted four goals to Erling Haaland, who scored no less than nine times in that game.

Once he arrived to Milan, he revealed in chat with CBS Sports a famous memory. One day he came into the dressing room wearing a particular hat for the first time. When Zlatan Ibrahimovic saw him, he asked: “Are you a footballer or a pizza maker?”. So far, Hauge has scored one goal in 14 appearances for Serie A and three in five for Europa League. He has already doubled his transfer price as per Transfermarkt.

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