Manchester City star challenges Erling Haaland to improve

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Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker has challenged Erling Haaland to show consistency over multiple seasons after scoring 50 goals in all competitions for Manchester City this season.

Walker said: “I could see [his quality] when we played against him in the Champions League but did I feel he could hit the ground running and get the goals he has done – of course not.

“To come to a new league and a new team it’s always going to be difficult. That shows the level of the player, the maturity of the young boy at 22. Long may it continue. It’s extraordinary what he’s done.

“I’ve had the privilege to play with him and Harry Kane now, who for me are up there with the best out and out number nines. The goals they both score is tremendous. Erling has taken it to a new level now – he’s set the bar, he’s only young and he needs to keep doing this season in season out to hopefully keep on breaking more records and keeping the form he is in.”