The player is still 22 years old, but the level he presented, especially with regard to scoring, made him a strong candidate to break many records over the next few years.
Despite this, Haaland confirmed that he does not focus all his efforts on scoring, but rather looks forward to other tasks, such as creating opportunities in the matches he plays with the team. Haaland scored 3 “hat-trick” goals to lead Manchester City to a landslide 6-0 victory over Burnley in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
He expressed his happiness at continuing his hobby of scoring goals, and said, “I love scoring goals as a striker, but I do not focus on this, but rather on creating opportunities. If you have the opportunity to score, you will have a good opportunity to score.”
Haaland raised his score to 42 goals in 37 games in various competitions this season, noting that it was his first season with Manchester City since he moved to him from Borussia Dortmund.
The European Union, “UEFA”, had indicated that Haaland had now raised his tally to 157 goals in the last 153 matches he played at club level. Haaland is also just two goals away from equaling the record for the number of goals scored by any player from the English Premier League, in various tournaments in one season.
The Spanish coach, Pep Guardiola, praised Manchester City for the performance and goals of his Norwegian striker, and jokingly said that Haaland’s scoring record would make it difficult for the player in the future, given the huge expectations currently placed on him.
The hat-trick came in yesterday’s match, just 4 days after the player’s five goals against Leipzig, Germany, in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16, in which he equaled the record for the number of goals scored by any player in one match in the Champions League.
Halland raised his score to 10 goals at the top of the Champions League scorer list this season, and he also tops the English Premier League scorer list this season with 28 goals so far, becoming only 4 goals away from equaling the record number of goals scored by any player in one season in the English Premier League. With its current system, it is the number currently registered in the name of the Egyptian Mohamed Salah.