“It’s Not Happening”- Erling Haaland Disappointed With Norway’s Failure to Qualify for Euro 2024

Published 02/07/2024, 11:42 AM EST

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Erling Haaland made a brilliant start to his Manchester City career as he won the treble in his first season. Subsequently, there was a runner-up position in the Ballon d’Or competition, with Lionel Messi emerging as the winner. However, he could not achieve the same success with the national team. The forward has also accepted the reality that he is not going to play in Euro 2024.

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There is no doubt that the Norway national team faithful will also be unhappy hearing the statements. Let’s take a look at what the City forward had to say about missing the flight to Germany.

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Several soccer fans would back Erling Haaland to find success wherever he goes. Reports have surfaced connecting his achievements at Manchester City with a potential move to Real Madrid. However, the same progress has not been made with the national team. Despite the presence of the City forward and Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard, Norway failed to qualify for the Euros 2024 this summer in Germany. The 23-year-old will certainly miss playing on the big stage. In a podcast with the Sky Blues, he said, “I would love to play there this summer. It’s not happening.”

Furthermore, the Norwegian forward added that he plans to watch the games in order to cheer on his teammates from the club. He also pointed out that his primary target for the national team remains to help the national team’s quality in the future. Erling Haaland scored six goals in five games for the team. In the end, the goals were not enough as Scotland occupied the second spot and Spain finished top to qualify from Group A.

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The City forward will hope that he can replicate his club’s success with the national team. However, a pundit has pointed out that not the forward but his teammates have to step their game up.

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The Norway star forward will have to fight against the odds for the national team

Several rival fans started to troll Erling Haaland for not doing enough as Norway failed to qualify for the 2024 Euros. However, pundit Jan Aage Fjortoft pointed out that the striker is not the fundamental problem in the squad. He pointed out that there is an exceptional quality in the forward areas. However, the defense has conceded far too many goals, which has led to its failure.

He also added that while against top teams like Spain, the striker is left on his own against two center-backs. Pundit Craig Burley said Erling Haaland should get adjusted to disappointing results as he cannot change his nationality.

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It shows the demanding job at hand Erling Haaland has for the present and future with the national team. Can the 22-year-old forward help Norway qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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