PREMIER League top scorer Erling Haaland has taken the game by storm by indulging in a heart and liver diet.
The Man City striker, who scored his 20th goal of the season at the weekend, reveals his Hannibal Lecter-style routine in a documentary.
The Norwegian series also reveals that he only drinks water through a complicated filtration system and tries to see the sun as soon as he wakes up.
He shows huge chunks of heart and liver from his butcher and says:
“They (other people) don’t eat that, but I do worry about taking care of my body.
“I think the most important thing is to eat quality food that is as local as possible.
“People say meat is bad for you, but which one? The meat you get at McDonald’s?
“Or the local cow eating grass over there? I eat the heart and the liver.”
Heart and liver are superfoods rich in vitamin B, iron, phosphorus, and copper and magnesium.
In Haaland: The Big Decision, filmed before his move from Borussia Dortmund to City, the £375,000-a-week ace adds: “The first thing I do in the morning is get some sunlight in my eyes – it is good for circadian rhythm.
“I’ve also started to filter my water a bit. I think it can have great benefits for my body.”
During a tour of City’s training ground, Haaland tells the chefs: “You should be my favorite people” while demanding a cheese and ham omelette.
Haaland, 22, has previously confessed his love for kebab pizza.
And he’s feasting on Papa Alfie’s lasagna as part of his 6,000-calorie-a-day diet.
Erase Steenslid, Haaland’s Dortmund coach, has joked that the star was “always the closest to the buffet and his plate was literally a mountain of food”.
Alfie, who also played for City, said his son was inspired to eat healthy when he saw how it helped superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
He said: “He was told a story by (ex-United player) Patrice Evra about a lunch he had with Ronaldo and Cristiano had fish, nothing else. Erling is now trying to do the same.”
Haaland’s love of meat is reminiscent of Anthony Hopkins’ chilling Dr. Lecter character in the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs.
The 6ft 4in forward is also a fan of ice baths and glasses that filter out blue light to help his sleep.
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