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Erling Haaland Bemoans Not Scoring Enough Goals Despite Incredible International Tally

By Amreen
Haaland claims he doesn't score enough goals
Haaland claims he doesn't score enough goals / ANP Sport/Getty Images

Erling Haaland has claimed that he doesn't score enough goals despite netting a hat-trick against Gibraltar in Norway's Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier.

The Borussia Dortmund star took his international tally to 12 goals from 15 games as Norway ran out 5-1 victors in Oslo. But speaking after the game, the forward insisted he needs to score more goals.

"I do not score enough goals," Haaland told TV2 following Stale Solbakken's side's win. I'm close to one goal [per game] on average. I personally think that I should have had more goals than matches."

Asked if he feels he will be able to exceed Jorgen Juve's record tally of 33 goals for Norway, he added: "You can probably imagine what I am working towards."

Haaland is one of the best strikers in the world currently, and Norway captain, Martin Odegaard, showered praises on his team-mate. "The numbers speak for themselves," the Arsenal midfielder told NRK. "There's not much more to say, really. It's absolutely insane. We are lucky to have him."

The Gunners man added to Dagbladet: "I would say that he is right up there among the biggest. He does not stand back for anyone."

Haaland has been consistently linked with a switch away from Dortmund, but insisted earlier this summer he would honour his contract with the Bundesliga giants. "I have a contract for a couple of fine years, so I am respectful towards my contract," Haaland said earlier this summer.

"It was really important [to qualify for the Champions League]," he added. "I am a simple guy. When I like something I just want to have more. When I score a goal, I always chase the next goal. I have big dreams. I just won my first major trophy and it was a great feeling. I want to win more."