ERLING HAALAND has jokingly revealed what he has been up to during the World Cup.
The Manchester City striker missed out on the competition in Qatar after Norway failed to qualify.
https://www.instagram.com/skysports/Erling Haaland has been by himself at the Manchester City training ground during the World Cup[/caption]
https://www.instagram.com/skysports/He admitted that the break from the Premier League has been ‘boring’[/caption]
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https://www.instagram.com/skysports/Jack Grealish did not answer Haaland’s phone call[/caption]
https://www.instagram.com/skysports/For company, he dressed a training mannequin up a Kevin De Bruyne[/caption]
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To promote the return of the Premier League, the Norwegian star teamed up with Sky Sports and produced a hilarious advert.
Based on the idea that the 21-year-old has been bored during the international tournament in which the domestic season stopped for.
The video shows Haaland wandering around the empty Manchester City training ground as many of the club’s stars were away in Qatar.
He also drives a lawn mower and even dresses up a practice mannequin in a shirt with “Kevin 17” on the back for company.
He even tries to call team-mate Jack Grealish but is sent to the answer phone and hears the message: “Alright, it’s Jack, leave a message”.
Throughout the advert, Haaland discusses what he has been up to during his downtime.
He said: “I’m working hard while the guys are away. Sometimes… it’s a bit boring.
“But time is flying. I miss the banter, I’m not going to lie.
“And celebrating goals alone… it’s not the same.
“Anyway, I hope the guys are doing well, and I am looking forward to seeing them soon.”
Thankfully for Haaland, his worries are over as many of his team-mates are back from the World Cup.
City played a friendly match against La Liga side Girona, in which Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne scored in a 2-0 win.
The Citizens return to competitive football in the Carabao Cup round of 16 fixture against Liverpool on December 22.