Phil Foden explains why Man City teammate Erling Haaland 'isn't human'

  • Foden has praised striker Erling Haaland after his brace against Tottenham
  • The pair have scored a combined 44 league goals this season
  • City are on the brink of winning the Premier League title
Foden and Haaland have starred for Man City this season
Foden and Haaland have starred for Man City this season / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Phil Foden says that Manchester City teammate Erling Haaland "isn't human" because of how easy he makes scoring goals in the Premier League look.

Having netted 27 goals heading into the final gameweek, Haaland is set to win his second consecutive Premier League Golden Boot in just his second season in the division - he broke the record for most goals in a single 38-game campaign during 2022/23 with 36.

As well netting an impressive volume of goals, Haaland has also came up trumps for City when they have needed him to deliver in big moments. His brace against Tottenham Hotspur in midweek - his team's biggest game of the season so far - has all but secured the Premier League title, with his overall form since returning from injury a step-up from his post-Christmas showings.

The towering striker isn't the only City player who has been effective in the final third this season, as FWA Footballer of the Year Foden has also managed to net 17 goals and eight assists in the Premier League.

Speaking exclusively to 90min, courtesy of FedEx, Foden discussed what it's been like to play alongside Haaland, who he regards as an inevitable goalscorer each and every time they step onto the pitch.

"I don't see him as human, honestly," Foden says. "When the games are tough you just look to him and think: 'when's he going to score for us?'. And just to play with a player like that, it's so nice.

"When things get tough he always seems to step up and score important goals, like you see the other day [vs. Tottenham] he scored two important goals for us. To play with him, yeah, it's unbelievable, and he's still young as well. You have to remember how young he is and how he's still going to keep getting better.

"I've never seen anyone come to the Premier League and blow it away in the way that he's done it. For me, it's the toughest league in the world and to what he's done, yeah, I just don't know how anyone else will ever do that."

City need one final push from Foden and Haaland to secure a record-breaking fourth consecutive Premier League title on Sunday - West Ham United, who will be managed by David Moyes for the last time, are the obstacle to overcome at the Etihad Stadium.


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