Erling Braut Haaland (20) and Alexander Sørloth (24) scored two goals each when Norway crushed Northern Ireland in the Nations League. The latter believes that the superlatives that followed were deserved.
“World class” was the stamp of former national team captain Brede Hangeland, who was heard from his former boss Egil “Drillo” Olsen.
– It is a bit early to say, but just yesterday it was the right description. It was terribly fun and very, very good, says Sørloth to VG the next day.
After a miserable affair against Austria, Lars Lagerbäck made four changes to the team. One of them was to put in Alexander Sørloth for Joshua King from the start.
Trøndelag thanked and bowed for the confidence in setting two new goals. Thus, he is up to six goals and one goal-scoring pass in the last five games for Norway.
– I try not to think too much about records. It is best to take one match at a time. It just builds even more self-confidence, and I always go on the field with the goal of scoring, says Sørloth diplomatically.
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Alexander’s father, Gøran Sørloth, told VG the next day that he was “touched” by the pass Erling Braut Haaland sent to his son on the 3-1 goal. The goal scorer is not surprised.
– It is a bit classic that a typical goal scorer striker only scores goals, but he is so selfless. When he gets through there, I know that pass will come. Not all strikers do that, says Alexander Sørloth, who was impressed by the striker’s two goals:
– It’s pure instinct, you know. It’s such a pure hit, simply class. Magical, he says.
Sørloth was clearly dissatisfied after the loss against Austria, and called it “a typical journalistic question” when
asked if he was replaced too late.
To VG, he turns to “a typical football player answer” when asked who is playing at the top against Serbia.