Walls Tabbed as CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year

first_imgOwning an unblemished 4.0 grade point average, Walls will graduate this weekend with a degree in engineering physics and a minor in mathematics after just three and a half years of study in Nacogdoches. A native of Pearland, Texas (Pearland H.S.), the safety is a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team selection and is the reigning Southland Football Student-Athlete of the Year. No less than 33 of the 50 members of the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I Football Team have at least a 3.90 GPA, with 14 student-athletes maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA as either undergraduate or graduate students. The 25 members of the first team own an average GPA of 3.94. The Southland’s pick as a 2017 STATS FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award finalist, Walls is the only football player from the conference to appear on the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I Football Team. SFA’s first William V. Campbell Trophy® finalist and National Football Foundation (NFF) National Scholar-Athlete, Walls’ accomplishments were highlighted in front of one of the most powerful audiences in all of sports last week at the 2017 NFF & College Hall of Fame Annual Awards Dinner in downtown New York City. The prestigious Campbell Trophy® is regarded as the highest scholar-athlete honor in all of college football and is the academic equivalent to the Heisman Trophy. “It just puts another layer of icing on the cake,” Walls said upon being notified of his achievement. “Everything I’ve been able to accomplish at SFA is far beyond anything I would have ever imagined. I believe in leaving your mark on a program/organization and seizing every moment, but the impact I’ve had here is truly extraordinary.” With SFA already having a Walter Payton Award winner in former quarterback Jeremy Moses (2010), the ‘Jacks became just the sixth football program in the nation to have both a Walter Payton Award winner and a NFF National Scholar-Athlete. Of those, only five schools have had both a Walter Payton Award winner and a Campbell Trophy® finalist since the award began in 1990. On the gridiron, Walls recorded 60 tackles, including 31 solo stops and two tackles for loss, while playing in all 11 games and making 10 starts this season. He registered a career-high 11 total tackles versus 17th-ranked Nicholls on Nov. 11 and posted nine tackles in two other outings. Walls also claimed three pass breakups, a quarterback hurry and a fumble recovery throughout the year. No Lumberjack on SFA’s current roster has played in (46) or started (24) more games than Walls has throughout his four-year career at SFA. With the national honor, which includes both FCS and FBS football student-athletes, Walls joins an illustrious fraternity of Academic All-Americans® of the Year with some of the most notable names in the sport. Previous CoSIDA Academic All-America® of the Year selections include Danny Wuerffel (Florida, 1995 & 1996), Peyton Manning (Tennessee, 1997), Drew Brees (Purdue, 2000), Alex Smith (Utah, 2004), Tim Tebow (Florida, 2008 & 2009) and Andrew Luck (Stanford, 2011). Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey was named 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-American® of the Year as a junior at Stanford last season.center_img AUSTIN, Texas – Stephen F. Austin football’s Marlon Walls will be graduating this Saturday as the only Lumberjack to ever earn College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America® of the Year honors after the announcement of the 2017 Thursday afternoon. Selected by sports information directors across the nation, Walls appears on the first team for the second consecutive year after becoming the first SFA football player to be named CoSIDA Academic All-America® First Team in 2016. Outside of football and academics Walls has been very active in the community, both in Nacogdoches and Houston, during his time as a student-athlete. Among the large number of community service projects he has participated in are serving as a nutrition and life skills advocate, a student instructor, a math and science tutor and lending his time on Thanksgiving Day, passing out meals to needy citizens. Walls also speaks at area elementary schools, assists with the football team’s “Read to Succeed” program and has been a part of SFA’s Big Event project. Over this past summer, Walls completed an internship at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. While there, he joined other students from institutions such as MIT, Stanford and Yale to assist with the Europa Propulsion Module, a NASA space probe joint project. Upon graduating, Walls plans to return to Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to gain more work experience before pursuing a graduate degree in mechanical engineering next fall. 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I Football Team Only two other student-athletes in the history of the Southland Conference have attained the title of CoSIDA Academic All-American® of the Year since the inception of the accolade in 1987. Walls joins former UTSA volleyball player Tamara Luchenmeyer (2000) and former Lamar men’s basketball student-athlete Matt Sundblad (1999) as the only three from the Southland to achieve CoSIDA Academic All-America® of the Year status. UTSA was a league member from 1991 to 2012. A nominee for both the 2016 and 2017 Allstate/American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team, Walls was named to the 2016 FCS Athletic Directors Association (ADA) Academic All-Star Team. He has been placed on the Southland’s All-Academic Team for the past two seasons and has been a member of the Southland fall commissioner’s honor roll each year since his freshman campaign in 2014. Named to the SFA President’s List every semester of his career, Walls was the recipient of the SFA physics department’s Brian Patrick Hanson Memorial Scholarship last year and claimed the Murray Shaw Award for owning the highest GPA of any Lumberjack football player.last_img read more


Lamar’s Garth Garners Southland Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgHonorable Mention: Jordan Capps, Southeastern Louisiana; Jordan Howard, Central Arkansas; Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin. Garth opened the week shooting 9-of-13 from the field against UIW, including a 4-for-5 performance from behind the arc. His 25 points tied a career high that he would surpass just three days later. In Saturday’s come-from-behind victory against Sam Houston State, the Houston native posted 29 points as the Cardinals rallied from down 18 points to defeat the Bearkats in overtime. The junior guard went 11-of-12 from the free throw line in the game while shooting 41 percent from the floor. Garth also passed the 1,000-point career mark during the UIW game. The Cardinals (12-8, 4-3 SLC) picked up a 90-69 road win at UIW (5-12, 0-7 SLC) on Wednesday before defeating Sam Houston State (11-9, 5-2 SLC) 84-77 in overtime at home. LU hosts conference leader Nicholls (12-8, 6-1 SLC) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT before welcoming McNeese (7-10, 4-3 SLC) on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Nick Garth – Jr. – Guard – Houston, Texas Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. This is Lamar’s second weekly honor this season. Junior center Josh Nzeakor won the award on Jan. 2. FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Nick Garth is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by read more



first_imgCATAPULT, DELTA PRINCE, OHIO & SHARP SAMURAI ALL PROMINENT IN WIDE OPEN GRADE I, $500,000 SHOEMAKER MILE (TURF) ON MONDAY SHOEMAKER MILE IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACEARCADIA, Calif. (May 24, 2019)–Monday’s Grade I, $500,000 Shoemaker Mile has the look of a wide open affair as Catapult, Delta Prince, Ohio and Sharp Samurai all appear to have big chances in a field of nine 3-year-olds and up on the Santa Anita turf.Named for the legendary jockey, Bill Shoemaker, who was Santa Anita’s leading rider a record 17 consecutive years, from 1951 through 1967, the Shoe Mile is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race, enabling the winner an automatic berth, with entry fees paid, into the Grade I, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita on Saturday, Nov. 2.CATAPULTOwner:  Woodford Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerBy any accounting, an unlucky nose loser of the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) here on March 30, this 6-year-old horse by Kitten’s Joy will get a rematch with Ohio on Monday, but also appears to be facing tougher overall competition. “Catapult is doing great,” Sadler said this morning.  “He’s ready to go and hopefully he can win the photo this time.”  A winner of both the Grade II Eddie Read and Grade II Del Mar Mile Handicap this past summer, Catapult was then second, beaten a half length, in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Mile at Churchill Downs three starts back on Nov. 3.  With an overall mark of 18-6-5-1 and earnings of $1,528,359, he’ll be making his seventh start for Sadler on Monday and will be ridden back by Drayden Van Dyke.DELTA PRINCEOwner:  Stronach StablesTrainer:  James JerkensAlthough he’s successfully demonstrated he can lay close to the pace if need be, Delta Prince, at age six, seems better suited these days to the role of deep closer, a tactic he employed in winning the Grade I Makers Mark Mile over a “good” turf at Keeneland by 1 ½ lengths on April 12. A Stronach homebred son of Street Cry out of the Machiavellian mare Delta Princess, Delta Prince, who will be ridden by Joel Rosario, is 13-5-3-4 overall with earnings of $1,173,819.OHIOOwner:  Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Bruce TreitmanTrainer:  Michael McCarthyBetter than ever at age eight, this Brazilian-bred gelding pressed the pace and just lasted by a nose in a desperate finish over Catapult in the Grade I Kilroe Mile March 30, his first Grade I victory.  Claimed for $50,000 seven starts back on June 10, 2018, Ohio has won two out of his last three starts and three out of six for McCarthy.  A winner of five out of his 13 assignments at one mile on turf, Ohio will be ridden for the fourth time in a row by Ruben Fuentes and can be expected to ensure a legitimate early pace.  With an overall mark of 26-9-4-2, Ohio has earnings of $488,065.SHARP SAMURAIOwner:  Red Baron’s Barn, LLC, Rancho Temescal, LLC and Mark GlattTrainer:  Mark GlattA fresh shooter, Sharp Samurai has been idle since a nose winner of the Grade II City of Hope Mile (turf) here on Oct. 6.  A four-time graded stakes winner on grass, this 5-year-old First Samurai gelding boast the best Shoemaker last-out Beyer Speed figure, as he registered a 104 in winning the City of Hope.  Ridden regularly by now-retired Gary Stevens, he’ll be handled for the first time on Monday by eastern-based Hall of Famer Johnny Velazquez.  With a ton of class in his corner, look for Sharp Samurai to be attentive to pace as he tried to improve upon an overall mark of 14-8-2-0 and earnings of $735,270.THE GRADE I SHOEMAKER MILE WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 9 of 10 Approximate post time 5 p.m. PT Ohio–Ruben Fuentes–125Sharp Samurai–John Velazquez–123Le Ken–Tiago Pereira–121River Boyne–Flavien Prat–123Catapult–Drayden Van Dyke–121Bolo–Florent Geroux–121Desert Stone–Geovanni Franco–121Delta Prince–Joel Rosario–125Bowies Hero–Irad Ortiz, Jr.–121First post time for a 10-race card, that will also include the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita and the Grade I Gamely Stakes, is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more


Pochettino will lose £12.5m if he quits Spurs amid Man Utd and Real interest

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO would kiss goodbye to £12.5million if he walks out on Tottenham.But it is looking like the best way for him to follow his dream of managing one of Europe’s top guns.2 Pochettino has overseen a disappointing start to the season at SpursCredit: AFP or licensorsBayern Munich, Real Madrid and Manchester United are all keen on Poch becoming their next boss and keeping their fingers crossed Spurs sack him so they do not have to pay the North Londoners more than £30m in compensation.But Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will only axe the Argentine as a last resort as he does not want to pay him the £12.5m he would be due for being given the boot.Spurs are 14th in the Prem after mustering just three top-flight wins.Pochettino has failed to win a trophy since taking over at Tottenham in May 2014, but remains highly-rated and in-demand after guiding them to four successive top-four finishes.He also led them to the Champions League final for the first time in their history last season when they were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool in Madrid.And, despite their poor start, Spurs are on the verge of qualifying for the group stage of Europe’s elite competition again this time.2LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearPochettino, who signed a new five-year deal worth £8.5m in June 2018, had threatened to quit if Spurs had lifted the trophy.Jose Mourinho is believed to be one of the candidates to replace Poch if he goes.But if Pochettino wants to engineer his exit from N17 it seems he is going to have to either quit and forego his massive pay-off or negotiate a “mutual consent” departure. Tottenham would be crazy to sack Pochettino despite form slump, insists ex-boss Harry Redknapplast_img read more


Spurs dealt blow as No1 target Nubel ‘agrees to join Bayern Munich’

first_imgTOTTENHAM transfer target Alexander Nubel will leave Schalke at the end of the season – but he won’t be heading to North London.Spurs boss Jose Mourinho had reportedly targetted the 23-year-old as the long-term replacement for Hugo Lloris.1 Alexander Nubel has reportedly agreed to join Bayern Munich next summerCredit: Rex FeaturesBut according to Bild, the keeper will join Bayern Munich next summer and sign a five-year contract.He will immediately challenge German veteran Manuel Neuer for the No1 spot.And unsurprisingly, Schalke bosses aren’t too happy that their star man and captain has decided not to extend his deal with them.In a statement on the club website, sporting director Jochen Schneider wrote: “After all the discussions we had with Alexander Nubel and his advisor in the past few months, we are not very surprised at his decision and of course we respect it.”However, we do not have to understand his decision.”Schalke, who sit fifth in the table, offered Nubel a new contract in the summer, but their efforts are set to prove futile.Latest Tottenham NewsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerEuropean football expert Kevin Hatchard told previously told talkSPORT that Mourinho was interested in bringing him to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.He said: “One little whisper that came my way on Spurs in the last few days is that they are keeping an eye on Alexander Nubel.”He is the captain of Schalke and a goalkeeper in his early 20s. He is a very good goalkeeper with a [Manuel] Neuer vibe about him”.Confirmed: Alexander #Nübel will leave FC Schalke 04 at the end of the season.#s04— FC Schalke 04 (🏠) (@s04_en) December 22, 2019last_img read more


Willian, 31, refuses to sign new two-year Chelsea contract because he wants three

first_imgNow into his seventh season with Chelsea, the player has been a loyal servant to the club.In the current season, Willian has played 34 games and contributing five goals and five assists.If he leaves for fierce rivals Spurs to link up with old boss José, he could risk losing any love and respect the fans have for him.Lewandowski has to push shy Alphonso Davies over to Bayern Munich fans as they chant his name after Chelsea win CHELSEA winger Willian has revealed that Contract negotiations have been “difficult” as the club refuse to budge on their current offer.The Brazilian is out of contract in the summer and the two parties are about a year off on Willian’s desired three-year extension.Chelsea have offered the 31-year-old a two-year extension which has led to talks hitting a snag.2 Willian came on in the second half in Chelsea’s 3-0 home defeat to Bayern Munich last nightCredit: Rex FeaturesWillian told Esporte Interativo after last nights Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich: “Chelsea offered me two years, and they are not going to change what they offered.”I said I wanted three more years. The situation is difficult because of this, I really don’t know if it will be possible.”CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Blues newsDespite the uncertainty of his future at the West London club, Willian says he will remain focused.Willian went on to say: “My goal is to continue working and focus on this remainder of the season, so that Chelsea can continue winning the games for the remainder of the season.”I have a clear head and focused for the rest of the season that we have left.”Willian came on in last night’s 3-0 home defeat in their first leg round of 16 Champions League clash against German champions Bayern Munich.By the time the winger replaced Ross Barkley in the 61st minute, the home side found themselves two goals behind and with the away goal rule, Chelsea will need a miracle to come back and progress into the next round.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokes2 Willian in action last night against Bayern MunichCredit: ReutersEuropean giants Barcelona have been long-term admirers of the player, but they’ll have to also compete with the manager who brought Willian to Chelsea, José Mourinho.Mourinho who now manages rivals Spurs, is reportedly keen to bring the Brazilian to North London AND to the club he famously snubbed back in 2013.More Chelsea StoriesLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaCOURT ORDERKante ‘ordered to appear in court’ in £3.4m legal battle with former agentBRIDGE OF SIGHSChelsea stars ‘bored’ and Hazard suffered under Sarri, says ex-No2 ZolaGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeWillian completed a medical at Spurs before hopping in a car and heading to Stamford Bridge.In an interview with ESPN Brazil TV show, Resenha, Willian claimed Tottenham’s director said: “I’m going to report you to Fifa.”Fans here in England will boo you.”last_img read more


“I did not insult Militao. My words were: ‘Close the p … peak”

first_imgThe clash between both players and that could be seen on television happened like this: The 51st minute of the match between Getafe and Real Madrid passed. Marc Cucurella, player of the Azulón team, throws the ball towards the goal of Courtois but Militao gets in the way and the ball hits in one of his arms after first touching one of his legs. Cucurella makes a fuss towards the referee Munuera Montero claiming the hand of the Real Madrid defender. The arbitrator does not interpret infraction and both players engage in a dialectical exchange in which Cucurella shuts down Militao in bad ways. The match between Getafe Y Real Madrid left a heated dialectical crossing between the blue player Marc Cucurella and the Brazilian defender of the white team Éder Militao. After the game, Cucurella went to one of his social networks to clarify what happened and deny that he insulted the Brazilian. “I would like to clarify that at no time have I insulted or disqualified Militao. My words have been “Close the p … peak”. I apologize if someone has been offended by it. These are the only statements I have made and that I will make about it. Thank you”. I would like to clarify that at no time have I insulted or disqualified Militao. My words have been “Close the p … peak”.I apologize if someone has been offended by it. These are the only statements I have made and that I will make about it.Thank you.– Marc Cucurella (@ cucurella3) January 4, 2020The Getafe footballer had to go out to deny that he had insulted Militao since at first he speculated on this fact. The Real Madrid he would have bothered since he had interpreted that Cucurella land would have waited for the Madrid defender: “Shut your mouth, shut your mouth … fucking mico”. The word ‘mico’ in Catalan refers to ‘monkey’ (Cucurella is born in Alella, Barcelona).last_img read more


Officer: Celades has Florenzi

first_imgAlessandro Florenzi is already officially a Valencia player. The Mestalla club has welcomed you with a video in which the actor participates Enrique Arce, one of the protagonists of the series ‘The House of Paper’. In fact, the Italian side has dressed for the video of his presentation with the red monkey and Dalí’s mask, two of the symbols of the television series. “I have arrived,” says Florenzi in a video published in the official media of Valencia minutes before the player participated in his first training session. Florenzi went to Paterna where he would exercise from 18:00 on the orders of Albert Celades. Valencia, previously, made its hiring official as a loan until June 30. Florenzi was seen appearing at Paterna’s facilities accompanied by Albert Celades. The coach expected the arrival of a side from the beginning of the market and does not want to waste time adapting the Italian. Florenzi, who due to physical conditions could debut this Saturday in the match against Celta de Vigo, has visions to debut with Valencia next week, in the quarterfinal match of the Copa del Rey.last_img read more


Madrid, with the best calendar

first_img30Apr 5Real Soc.Seville Jor.DateReal MadridBarcelona Both teams have six games left at home and as many as visitors. For him Bernabeu Eibar, Valencia, Mallorca, Getafe, Alavés and Villarreal will pass, while Real Madrid will visit Betis, Real Sociedad, Espanyol, Athletic, Granada and Leganés. To the Camp Nou Real Sociedad, Leganés, Athletic, Atlético, Espanyol and Osasuna will go, while Barcelona will visit the fields of Mallorca, Sevilla, Celta, Villarreal, Valladolid and Alavés. 38May 24LeganésAlaves 31Apr 12MajorcaAthletic Bold, matches at the Bernabéu or Camp Nou, as appropriate.On italic, weekdays.The champion will be decided in a monthThe calendar will be an accordion in the remainder of the League. It is stretched now: the next six days will be played in a month and a half: from March 7 to Wednesday April 22. There will be two stops: the last weekend of March for the last FIFA date of the season and that of the 18 and 19 April for the dispute of the end of the Copa del Rey. It will contract at the end. The last six dates, however, will be condensed in a month: from April 26 to May 24. The final traffic will thunder in ten days, as the last day will be held during the week: May 13.In the last ten days (that is, in all that remain except the next two) white and Barca will match playing in their stadium or outside. Both will say goodbye to the home championship: Leganés-Real Madrid and Alavés-Barcelona. 277/8-Mar.BetisReal Soc. 32Apr 22SpanishCeltic LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 2, 2020 29Mar 21-22ValenciaLeganés The calendar they have left in Real Madrid and Barcelona Leaguecenter_img 35May 10AlavesSpanish 36May 13PomegranateValladolid 28Mar 13-14EibarMajorca 3. 4May 3AthleticVillarreal Those of Setién still have a duel against Atlético (33rd round, April 26 at the Camp Nou) and a visit to Sevilla at Sánchez Pizjuán (30th day, April 5). Pitfalls both that have already surpassed whites. These two days Madrid players will also have their two most complicated a priori commitments: before Getafe at the Bernabéu and the exit to Anoeta to face the Royal Society, respectively. Of the txuri-urdin It is the only confrontation that Madrid has left at home before the first seven of the League, although they will also have to visit another complicated place like San Mamés.Athletic Y Real society they are two of the seven sets that still have to face the two contestants for the League title. The others are Mallorca, Leganés, Villarreal, Alavés and Espanyol. The Levante is the only team that will not be judge of the championship. 37May 17VillarrealOsasuna 33Apr 26GetafeAthletic LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 2, 2020 The Classic leaves Real Madrid in the pole position by LaLiga and in a circuit with less curves than Barcelona. Overcome the confrontation between the eternal rivals and with less than a third of the championship ahead, the Zidane outdo at a point to the azulgranas (in addition to goal average) and have a more favorable schedule ahead in the race for the championship.last_img read more


“I am addicted to scoring goals”

first_imgAdvice from his father: “To be honest, it is more fun to be a striker than a defensive midfielder! However, we have always talked a lot about football since I started playing. We still do. Throughout my life, he has been a great role model.”Best goal: “From midfield, it was in 2015, with the Norugea U-15 team. Perhaps it is the best goal I have scored.”Solskjaer and the Mold: “I came to Molde as a child, and he helped me a lot. He was a good finisher and helped me with amazing skills and different finishing methods. It has been important in my career.” Father, footballer in England: “We lived in Leeds, and when I see pictures of me in kindergarten I have some memories, but I don’t remember much about England. I was four years old. When my father played there, I was too young to realize that I was a footballer. When I was About five or six years, I knew he played in the Premier League and for the Norwegian national team. He has told me a little bit, and I have seen fragments of his matches. “ Erling Braut Haaland is the man of the moment. For this 19-year-old Norwegian boy, see his name associated with the great clubs of Europe It begins to be normal although he is still proud to wear the colors of Borussia Dortmund. Dream: “Winning the Champions League with Dortmund. It would be a very nice dream. My father’s was to do it with Leeds. My father played for different teams in the Premier League, so of course you become a fan. you support because you support your father. “ Haaland has given an interview to FourFourTwo where he reviews everything that football means to him, apart from fun, and what do you expect from the future as a Borussia player. He is not a very introverted footballer who likes to have a conversation. Haalad makes a confession: “I am addicted to scoring goals” and he allows himself to joke with the slogan of the shirt that wears: ‘The devil is jealous of me …’. “I know the devil will be jealous of me all my life”he says, smiling.Secret to score goals: “Work hard”Ibrahimovic idol: “I like his mentality and how he sees different things. I think I’ve always had that confidence too, it’s just me. I also like how he moves from one club to another, in another country, which is not easy, but he always comes in and only score goals, from the first second “-Comparison with Swedish: “We are both forwards and we are both tall. But we have a different game. It is difficult to compare ourselves. I am who I am. I have not spoken to him, but we will see what the future holds for us.”center_img Transfer Dortmund: “I had seen the yellow wall before, but they showed me what the fans can do here. I had a very good feeling about Dortmund from the first moment, and that’s why I’m here. I liked the whole club, the history, the people in the club and how they run it. We decided Dortmund was the best option. And it is. “Interest United and other clubs: “I’m not talking about that. I can talk about myself and my club, although it’s always nice when the clubs are interested. It means you’ve done something right.”Debut with Borussia with goal against Ausburg: “The coach told me to go ahead and make a difference … and I did it. The start here has been absolutely fantastic, and the club has helped me a lot: it is not easy to come to a new place mid-season. I already feel like at home”.Score goals: “It didn’t surprise me to score so many goals, because I’ve been doing this my whole life. It’s what I wanted to do when I grew up. It’s what I do. I always knew I would be a good player, but things have gone fast. I like that one. speed!Best striker in the world: “Someday, of course. It would be nice, wouldn’t it?” “It’s always nice when the clubs are interested. It means you’ve done something right” “From Dortmund I liked everything from the first moment. We decided it was the best option. And it is”last_img read more