Manchester City striker, Erling Haaland has been tipped to break the UEFA Champions League records of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after his incredible display against RB Leipzig on Wednesday.
City defender and teammate, John Stones made this claim while answering interview questions from pressmen.
Haaland recently broke a long-standing record at Man City by becoming the club’s all-time leading scorer for a single season, with 39 goals.
The gangling forward scored five goals in Man City’s champions League game against RB Leipzig which they won 7-0.
He now has 33 goals from just 25 Champions League games so far in his career.
According to Stones, Haaland has got the prospect to emulate the incredible goal-scoring feats of Messi and Ronaldo who have netted 129 and 140 goals respectively in the UEFA Champions League.
“How do I go about this without putting pressure on Erling?” Stones said via Mirror Football when quizzed about Haaland emulating Ronaldo and Messi in the Champions League.
“He’d probably thrive off it. I believe he really could do what he wants, just from his hunger, his attitude and his professionalism and I’d love to see him do it, definitely.’
“I think he wants to just win. I think if you have that mentality, then the personal accolades just come naturally without chasing them. That could be totally wrong, but I think Erling is a huge team player and with that kind of mindset, he is going that way to break more records.”