MANCHESTER | Erling Haaland stated that leading Manchester City to an unprecedented treble is his “biggest dream” during an interview that was released on Friday.
City was able to win the title thanks in part to Haaland’s record-breaking total of 36 Premier League goals.
Following today’s FA Cup final, on June 10, Pep Guardiola’s team will meet Inter Milan in the Champions League final.
In 1999, United made history by being the first English team to win the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League all in the same year.
Making this history would be surreal. We don’t need to disguise the fact that they acquired me for this purpose—which is obviously why—from the BBC, according to Haaland.
“It would mean everything. I will do everything I possibly can to try to make it happen. It’s my biggest dream and hopefully dreams do come true.”
But the Norway striker knows United and Inter will be determined to ruin City’s treble bid.
“As well it’s not easy,” he said.
“It’s two finals against two good teams that will do everything they can to try to destroy that.”
Haaland has taken the Premier League by storm in his first season, scoring 52 goals in all competitions since signing from Borussia Dortmund.
He is the first player to be voted Premier League player and young player of the year in the same season and was also named the Football Writers’ Association (FWA) men’s footballer of the year.
It has been a life-changing year for Haaland, who said: “I’m 196cm tall and have got long blond hair so wherever I go people are going to see me. So that’s how my life is.
“What can I do? There’s nothing I can do, that’s my life. I just have to try to enjoy it as much as I can. Try to relax when I’m home with good people around me, that’s really important.
“Just try to enjoy my life.”
In a warning to Premier League defenders for next season, Haaland said he is not the finished article.
“I’ve been developing in a really positive way and that’s really important for me because I’m still really young,” he said.
“I’m 22, I’ve got a long career ahead of me and I still have to develop.
That’s also something I was thinking of over one year ago when I was thinking about my next move.