Former Manchester City defender, Joleon Lescott has explained the reasoning behind why Erling Haaland did Chelsea legend Didier Drogba’s goal celebration.
Recall that Haaland had on Tuesday evening replicated Drogba’s iconic celebration during his Man City’s Champions League win over Young Boys.
The Norway international scored twice as Man City secured their spot in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
However, it was one of his celebrations that really caught the eye.
But according to Lescott, Haaland recreated Drogba’s celebration against Young Boys because the Ivorian legend asked him in Paris to recognize him the next time he scores for Man City with a throw back goal celebration.
Recall that Drogba recently presented part of the awards ceremony at last week’s Ballon d’Or ceremony where Haaland was recognised as the second best men’s player in the world behind Lionel Messi.
Explaining Haaland’s replica goal celebration, Lescott told TNT Sports: “At the Ballon d’Or ceremony, Drogba and Gary Lineker questioned him about his loyalties and could he dedicate a celebration the next time he scored.
“There he has dedicated that to Didier and that is a moment for him.”
Drogba is regarded as one of the best strikers to ever play in the Premier League.
He scored 164 goals in all competitions during his two tenures at Chelsea.
His most famous celebration used to see him run towards the corner flag while gesturing both hands towards the ground.