Haaland has no target after breaking 40-goal mark with hat-trick against Burnley

Erling Haaland revealed he has not set himself a target of goals for the season after hitting another hat-trick in the Manchester City’s 6-0 FA Cup win against Burnley.

The Norway international took home the match ball for the sixth time this season in all competitions, with his latest feat at Etihad Stadium coming four days after hitting five in the Champions League against RB Leipzig.

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With his latest exploits steering City into the semi-finals of the FA Cup, Haaland’s tally in his maiden campaign with Pep Guardiola’s side now stands at 43 – becoming the sixth Premier League player to break the 40+ total and first since Harry Kane (41) and Mohamed Salah (44) both did so in 2017-18.

Further records are sure to tumble for Haaland, and the City number nine does not intend to take his foot off the gas at any point.

“It’s been a good couple of games, with important goals and 7-0 and 6-0 wins before the international break – it’s impressive and I’m really happy,” he told BBC Sport.

“Every goal means a lot to me, every goal for the team means a lot. To win 6-0 is an amazing thing against a really good Burnley side. I’m really happy and now the next game is at Wembley.

“We are in the part of the season where we should be at our best. Of course, we should be at our best all the time, but now it’s where things get decided.

“We have to perform. The last couple of games have been finals, and that’s exactly what we are doing.

“I have not set a target [of goals] this season. As a striker, I love to score goals, but my focus is not on scoring goals, it’s getting the chances. If you get the chances, there’s a chance to score, so that’s what I try to focus on.”

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