Erling Haaland has been a revelation in English football this season, astonishing fans and players alike with his incredible scoring feats. The Norwegian striker has scored 34 Premier League goals so far this campaign, drawing level with Alan Shearer and Andy Cole as the joint single-season record holders.
Haaland has also set an all-competitions record for goals by a Premier League player since 1992, with an incredible 50 goals scored this season.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has hailed Haaland’s achievements as a “surprise,” admitting that the striker’s exploits have exceeded his expectations. Despite this, Guardiola believes there is more to come from Haaland, who he feels will continue to score goals until the end of the season.
Guardiola sees Haaland’s success as a team effort, with the striker’s goals helping to drive City towards their treble-chasing season.
Haaland’s remarkable debut season in England could see him surpass Dixie Dean’s all-time English record of 63 goals, set during the 1927/28 season. Guardiola acknowledges the magnitude of such a record, but believes that all records are eventually broken.
Guardiola remains cautious despite City’s recent good form, insisting that Wednesday’s game against West Ham cannot be taken for granted. Guardiola recognizes the quality in the West Ham squad, and is determined to ensure his team is ready for the challenge they will face.