Kevin De Bruyne claims 'goal-obsessed' Haaland can reach 800 goals in his career
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Kevin De Bruyne claims that Erling Haaland's obsession with goals can see him reach over 800 goals across his career.
The pair have developed a strong playing relationship on the pitch since joining Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund in the summer.
Haaland remains the Premier League's top scorer and it only took De Bruyne less than 10 minutes on their return to club football to assist the Norwegian striker against Liverpool in the EFL Cup last week.
Now he's made the claim that he can go onto join an elite goalscoring club in the future.
Haaland wasn't a part of the World Cup as Norway failed to qualify, but, as mentioned it only took him 10 minutes to get back on the goalscoring trail following the break.
That goal made it 24 goals in 19 games for his new side and he isn't showing any signs of slowing down.
The City playmaker waxed lyrical about his teammate and claims he's already well on his way to matching the records of likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Pele.
De Bruyne told the Guardian: “Erling is so obsessed with goals. He already has about 200 goals, so he can probably go to 600, 700 or 800 if he stays fit and does the things that he does.
"Erling is a top-level striker. I don’t see Erling as different to a lot of people. He is a normal football player like everybody else and he doesn’t take himself too seriously.
“He is still a young boy enjoying his life and he takes his football very seriously. He loves scoring goals, so I think that is the most unique thing he has.”
The 22-year-old already has 159 career goals at club level, as well as 21 goals in 23 games for his country and is clearly already an elite marksman.
With 18 goals in only 13 Premier League games this season, his sights will be set on breaking Andy Cole and Alan Shearer's record-breaking 34-goal seasons, as well as Mohamed Salah's 32-goal season.
Salah's record stands as the most goals scored in a 38-game season, whilst Cole and Shearer's records are across a 42-game season.
His goals should help City retain their league title, but all eyes will no doubt be on the Champions League, as he was brought in to help Guardiola's side finally capture the European Cup following years of near-misses in the competition.
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