BODØ (VG) Thanks to a strong performance in Milan – and Erling Braut Haaland’s (20) little “Instagram stunt” – Jens Petter Hauge (20) has had a tremendous growth in followers.
The 20-year-old bodøværingen impressed on the international stage on Thursday night. With goals given to Kasper Junker and a dream scoring himself, he got
If not enough people opened their eyes to Hauge after the performance in the match, Erling Braut Haaland made sure to “boost” the attention a notch up.
During the Instagram post to the account “433” about the settlement at the San Siro, the Dortmund striker commented “Did you see the goal of Jens Petter Hauge?” and tagged the Glimt player.
433-respondents with a question whether it was worth following Hauge. Haaland answered in the affirmative.
A day later, the Glimt player’s followers on Instagram have increased from around 5,000 to more than 30,000 followers.
– How has your phone looked since last night?
– I have fortunately been so experienced that I turned off all of the alerts a few weeks ago, so it has actually been quite calm, Hauge says to VG with a sly smile.
– But as soon as I moved into some social media, it boiled down a bit, yes.
After Haaland created a bit of a buzz around Hauge, he also sent a personal message to his peer.
– Yes, he was out quite early to send me a message. It was fun, so it will probably not be long before I call him again and hear what he has to say, Hauge says secretly.
Whether the interest from larger clubs in Europe will be as fierce as on social media, Hauge says he knows little about.