Kalvin Phillips has revealed what Erling Haaland said to Leeds United teammate Stuart Dallas when he asked for his shirt following Northern Ireland’s clash with Norway in midweek.
The Borussia Dortmund hitman caught the attention of Whites fans everywhere when he noticeably stopped the Elland Road full-back to swap tops with him.
The prodigious talent shone in the UEFA Nations League clash, hitting a brace in a 5-1 trouncing.
And now Phillips has given an insight into what he said to Dallas when he pulled him to one side.
Speaking on Soccer AM (Saturday September 12th, 11.45am), he said: “He was buzzing to be fair.
“Obviously, a lot of Leeds fans were asking what Haaland said in his ear but I don’t really know. He’s not really mentioned it.
“I think he just said ‘Marching on Together’ in his ear and asked for his shirt.”
Haaland loves Leeds, doesn’t he?
Obviously, his connection to the club his strong having been born in the city and with his dad playing at Elland Road during his own career.
But to see him actively seek out Dallas in the way he did was still a real treat, and just goes to show the potential that Leeds have to be considered as one of the biggest clubs in Europe.
Haaland is on track to be a generational talent, and the fact that he is a major fan of the Whites speaks volumes.
Who knows, maybe in a few years’ time we could even be in a position to bring him home…
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