‘Immature’ Erling Haaland needs to stop MOANING, claims Sweden’s Ludwig Augustinsson
‘Immature’ Erling Haaland must stop CRAWLING, Sweden’s Ludwig Augustinsson claims as tensions between the Norwegian striker and Alexander Milosevic raged in an explosive eruption in the Nations League
Erling Haaland has been labeled ‘immature’ and warned to allay the nagging after he went to the media about his feud with Swede Alexander Milosevic.
Tensions rose last week in the Norwegian Nations League’s win over Sweden, with Haaland accusing Milosevic of calling him a ‘whore’ and threatening to break his legs.
Milosevic insisted he hadn’t offended the new Manchester City striker and now Swede Ludwig Augustinsson has berated Haaland’s immaturity.
Man City striker Erling Haaland has been told to grow up and stop nagging the media
“I’ve been to Spain and Germany and a lot of serious things are said there,” Augustinsson said.
“That’s something you deal with and don’t tell the media. That has to be learned.
“It was a bit immature, because that can cause unrest, but there is a derby feeling between Sweden and Norway and those things can happen.”
The jibe clearly didn’t have the desired effect from a Swedish perspective, as Haaland reacted brutally.
In Sunday’s Nations League reunion, Haaland picked up a brace and an assist in a 3-2 win in Group B4.
Haaland made a point of looking for Alexander Milosevic after scoring his second goal in a Nations League match between Norway and Sweden earlier this month after a row
Sweden’s Ludwig Augustinsson (right) labeled Haaland ‘immature’ to media details
Norway is now comfortably on top, three points ahead of Serbia and seven over Sweden.
Slovenia is bottom, one point adrift of Sweden.
The Man City striker, who moved to the Premier League this summer with a £51 million transfer from Borussia Dortmund, has taken his tally for Norway to 20 goals in 21 caps.
But while his goals dictated the results, it was his altercation with Milosevic that ignited this derby atmosphere.
During the meeting earlier this month, images appeared to show AIK defender Milosevic sending words to Haaland at least twice.
Haaland was not swayed by criticism, however, as he picked up a brace in Sunday’s 3-2 win
Asked about the incident after the game, Haaland told TV2 Norway: ‘First he called me a whore, which I am certainly not, and told me he would break my legs. Then I scored a minute later.’
Milosevic was also asked about the exchanges, but denied that anything had taken place, despite images to the contrary.
“It’s quite rude to say what he says because I don’t speak Norwegian and he doesn’t speak Swedish, so I don’t know how to communicate,” he said.
“I don’t speak English on the pitch, so it’s surprising he says things I didn’t say.”