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Szoboszlai opens up on his special friendship with Haaland

By Rune Gjerulff

Dominik Szoboszlai has explained how his friendship with Erling Haaland came about.

Dominik Szoboszlai.
Dominik Szoboszlai.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Mathias Mandl

RB Leipzig midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai has opened up on his special friendship with Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland.

The two players met at RB Salzburg and are still in regular contact to this date.

"We're still friends, we still keep in touch," Szoboszlai said in a recent interview with Bundesliga.com and added:

"When I joined Salzburg, [Munas] Dabbur helped me the most with the step up into the professional game. I knew how tough it is to settle into the team, even though they are all friendly and try to help. They already know each other, so it can be hard to integrate. When Erling joined he was the only new player that summer and everybody else knew each other.

"I thought to myself that I had been in the same situation, so I was very open to him and helped him with whatever he needed. We went out together, even though he doesn't do that much and we also went for food and so on. We became good friends and I helped him get to know the team while he helped me with my English, so we both helped each other."

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