What did Alexander Milosevic say to Haaland during Sweden-Norway?
Erling Haaland enjoyed the last laugh as he fired Norway to the top of their UEFA Nations League group after a running battle with the Sweden defender.
Erling Haaland has been enjoying the current round of internationals, scoring all of Norway’s goals in a 1-0 victory over Serbia and a 2-1 defeat of neighbours and rivals Sweden in the UEFA Nations League to take his tally for his country to 18 goals in 19 appearances since his debut in 2019. As well as pacing Norway in prime position for promotion to League A, the new Manchester City striker was able to silence the Friends Arena on Sunday while making few news ones among the home side, particularly AIK defender Alexander Milosevic.
The two players had a feisty battle on the pitch and after Haaland scored his second of the night, he celebrated in Milosevic’s face and invited the home crowd to keep their opinions to themselves. Speaking to TV2 after the game, the Norway striker explained his actions and his to-do with the Sweden defender.
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“He called me a whore, which I can assure you I am not. Then he said he would break my legs. A minute and a half later I scored, it was nice. I hope he didn’t break his legs,” Haaland said.
However, Milosevic denied any attempt to wind his opposite number up. “”I don’t want to waste time on what was said on the pitch. But I don’t understand Norwegian and I don’t speak Norwegian. I don’t know if he speaks Swedish. But that’s not something that came from me and it’s not something I get involved. I can’t say much more. Whatever happened out there, I put it behind me and move on,” he told SVT Sport.