Erling Haaland insists Senegal are the BEST African team at the World Cup, as the Manchester City and Norway star tips the AFCON champions to do ‘really well’ in Qatar later this month
- Erling Haaland believes Senegal will do ‘really well’ at the World Cup in Qatar
- The Man City star will not feature at the World Cup as Norway failed to qualify
- Senegal claimed their first ever the Africa Cup of Nations trophy in February
- Haaland is confident that Senegal are the best African nation at the tournament
Erling Haaland has backed Senegal to do ‘really well’ at the World Cup, confident that they are the best African team at the tournament.
The Manchester City talisman, who has enjoyed an explosive start to his career at the Etihad with 22 goals from 16 appearances so far, will not travel to Qatar as Norway failed to qualify.
Speaking ahead of the World Cup this month, Haaland has tipped Senegal to go deep in the tournament, following their Africa Cup of Nations triumph in February against Egypt in the final.
Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has tipped Senegal to do ‘really well’ at the World Cup
The Norwegian superstar thinks Senegal are the best African nation at the tournament in Qatar
When asked by SuperSportTV which African team was the best at the tournament, Haaland said: ‘I think Senegal will do really well.
‘They are a strong team and they have so many strong players. So I think Senegal will do the best out of those.’
Senegal head to Qatar with a star-studded squad including the likes of Bayern Munich winger Sadio Mane, Everton midfield anchor Idrissa Gana Gueye and Chelsea duo Kalidou Koulibaly and Edouard Mendy.
Senegal won their first ever Africa Cup on Nations in February after beating Egypt on penalties
Mane scored his country’s decisive penalty against Egypt in the shootout to hand Senegal their first ever AFCON trophy in February.
The African nation, who have been drawn in a seemingly kind group alongside Holland, Ecuador and hosts Qatar, could face England in the last 16 — Gareth Southgate’s side would need to top of Group B while Senegal finished second in Group A or vice versa.
Meanwhile, Haaland is fighting for fitness ahead of Manchester City’s clash against Fulham on Saturday, having missed the last two matches through injury.