Borussia Dortmund starlet, Erling Haaland has dismissed comparisons with Barcelona icon, Lionel Messi and Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo - insisting that he still has a long way to go to reach the level of the footballing superstars.
Haaland has emerged as arguably the best young striker in the world after performing brilliantly in front of goal for Dortmund as seen by the 49 goals he has scored in just 49 games for them. His performances have led many to hail him as the next superstar in the making, with a number of top European clubs keen to sign him in the summer.
Despite the praise showered on him, the Norway international is adamant that he has to improve a lot to reach the level of either Messi or Ronaldo.
"The media are the ones who write about it [and compare me with Messi and Ronaldo], I don't focus on those things. I want to improve every day. Ronaldo and Messi... I don't need to talk about them, they are the best of all time. They are still very far away," he said as quoted by Marca.
The 20-year-old has also gone on to refute rumours that he is looking for a move away from Germany in the summer, insisting that his main focus is on his career at Dortmund.
"I still have three years of contract. I am not upset about that," he concluded.