Jesse Marsch helped Erling Haaland improve one aspect of his game
The United States manager talked about the evolution of Erling Haaland since they both worked together in the second part of the 2019 season at RB Salzburg.
Jesse Marsch is currently a free agent after a four-month spell with RB Leipzig last year, but he has been linked to several clubs in recent months. He is currently living in the UK and was interviewed by The Athletic, talking to the media outlet about the evolution of Erling Braut Haaland, since they both worked together in 2019 at RB Salzburg.
Marsch praises the Norwegian striker
The United States manager only worked with Haaland for a few months, but he rapidly saw a lot of qualities at 19 year old. During that season with Salzburg, the Norwegian striker scored 28 goals and provided seven assists in 22 appearances across all competitions, including the UEFA Champions League.
“Erling is a force of nature that can’t be stopped. If you just take his talent, it puts him in the top 1% in the world because he's so talented. But what really makes him special is his personality and mentality. He will do whatever it takes to become the best in the world, he is fearless and an incredibly hard worker. He has the perfect combination of mentality and natural talent,” he said.
“When the best player in a team is the one that works the hardest, it is easier to coach them. Back then I talked to the coaching staff and we said that Erling had trouble heading the ball and we decided to work on that aspect during practice with him so he could improve,” Marsch added.