Erling Haaland can ‘definitely’ break the Premier League Golden Boot record this season.
Haaland has a remarkable 17 goals in his first 11 appearances in the Premier League for Manchester City, with his brace against Brighton on Saturday seeing him already surpassing the Blues’ top league scorer last season. With the kind of qualities and abilities he’s got,I believe he has the capacity to break the premier league record this season.
It was Kevin De Bruyne, who got 15 Premier League goals, and Haaland is now just six goals off last season’s Golden Boot-winning total of 23 goals.
After he reaches that target, Haaland will be looking at the record of 34 goals for a Golden Boot winner in one season, currently jointly-held by Andy Cole in 1994 and Alan Shearer in 1995. With 17 in the Premier League already, he is now over halfway to Mohamed Salah’s record of 32 goals in a 38-game season. Scorers of 34 goals in a 22-team division, Alan Shearer and Andrew Cole, must be fearing their tallies may be eclipsed too.
Yes, in my opinion, Haaland shouldn’t face any difficulty breaking this record set by Mo Salah. He currently has 17 goals in 11 games which means if he continues to perform this well consistently, he’ll beat the record in 22 games. He’ll finish the campaign with 59 goals, a single-season total that would not only be the highest ever in the EPL but in all of European soccer beating Messi’s record of 50 goals in a single La Liga season.
It also helps that his midfielders feeding him the ball are Kevin De Bruyne (most assists this season) & Bernardo Silva (Joint Second most assists this season).
If he does indeed break the record, he’ll be the first foreign player in Premier League history to win a golden boot in his debut season!
Pep Guardiola on Erling Haaland’s chances of breaking Mo Salah’s 34-goal Premier League record: “We don’t have to be a genius. If he carries on with this rhythm, he is going to break the record. But it is football. He might stop scoring. I don’t know.”
Erling Haaland has scored 17 goals in the Premier League this season.
He only needs 16 more goals to overtake Salah’s record for most goals in a 38-game season.
IT’S NOT EVEN NOVEMBER!
- I see him breaking the record with ease