Erling Haaland's daily routine is one of the keys to his staggering feats
When Real Madrid face Manchester City in the Champions League semi-finals, Erling Haaland will be the chief threat to Los Blancos.
In his first season with Premier League champions City, the Norway international has racked up 50 goals in all competitions.
Haaland’s stunning exploits are no fluke: on top of hard work on the training pitch, his fitness regime includes several other key habits.
Stanislav Macek, Haaland’s former coach at RB Salzburg, says he does 300 press-ups and 1,000 sit-ups a day. But that’s not all.
The 22-year-old former Borussia Dortmund striker also follows a strict routine when it comes to what he eats and how much rest he gets.
For Haaland, getting enough sleep is paramount. He goes to bed at 10pm and turns off all gadgets around him to avoid distractions.
In the hours before he turns in for the night, he also wears specially-tinted glasses that block out blue light from electronic devices.
When Haaland wakes up, he says he likes to “get some sunlight in my eyes”, explaining: “It’s good for my circadian rhythm.”
When it comes to his diet, he has revealed that he eats things like cow’s heart and liver, which are considered to be super-foods.
His aim is to consume 6,000 calories a day, helping him to build up the right amount of muscle mass to avoid injuries.
Finally, he recently revealed on social media that his “magic potion” is milk, posting photos of himself holding two large bottles of the drink.