Haaland set to reign over Europe as Man City eye historic treble

The record-breaking Manchester City striker is expected to continue to rule the Champions League for many years to come as he attempts to lead his team to a treble-winning performance against Inter Milan on Saturday.

Haaland, who joined from Borussia Dortmund, has dominated the Premier League in his debut campaign, tallying 52 goals in all competitions.

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Before Pep Guardiola’s team defeated Manchester United in the FA Cup final last Saturday, the 22-year-old helped City’s successful attempt to pass Arsenal in the fight for the title.

When City plays Inter in Istanbul this weekend, they are overwhelming favorites to win the Champions League for the first time.

After Manchester United in 1999, City would become just the second English club to win the Premier League, Champions League, and FA Cup all in the same year.

However, worryingly for defenders all around Europe, Haaland is of the opinion that as he spends more time in Guardiola’s special system, he will only become better.

“I’ve been developing in a really positive way and that’s 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.”

Romelu Lukaku, a striker for Inter who is well-aware of the ups and downs of life in the Premier League, agrees.

Haaland, whose aggressive style of play resembles that of former Manchester United and Everton striker Lukaku, who is currently on loan from Chelsea at Inter, is a major favorite of the Belgian.

He anticipates the Norwegian to surpass Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain as the most feared forward in the world.

“I think he will dominate, with Mbappe, world football for the next 10 years,” Lukaku told CNN.

“They will be fighting from the new generation. They will really take over from Messi and Ronaldo in the next two years.”

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