Erling Haaland tells his haters to bring it on… as the Premier League’s Golden Boot winner claims their criticism only inspires him to keep scoring

  • Erling Haaland was crowned the Premier League’s top scorer with 27 goals 
  • The Norwegian insisted that his critics only fuel his fire to continue scoring 
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Erling Haaland wants more criticism of his form next season to fuel him on a charge for a third straight Golden Boot.

Haaland, who fired 27 goals as Manchester City clinched a record fourth consecutive Premier League title, has been the subject of intense debate this year.

Roy Keane’s inflammatory appraisal of the Norwegian’s general play, comparing Haaland to a ‘League Two player’, was the harshest critique and reignited an ongoing feud between the pair’s families.

But Haaland has shrugged off any remarks about his game and is now gunning to become the first man since Thierry Henry in 2006 to end three seasons running as the division’s top scorer.

‘If this is a bad season, then I’ll take it,’ said Haaland, who then added sarcastically: ‘It was a bad season, plain and simple — the only way is up. The more haters and critics, the better.’

Erling Haaland helped fire Manchester City to the Premier League title scoring 27 goals 

Some, including Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane (pictured), have criticised Haaland for his style of play

Some, including Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane (pictured), have criticised Haaland for his style of play

But Haaland insists the criticism from his haters only inspires him to continue scoring goals

Haaland and the City squad partied at Greek restaurant Fenix until 5am yesterday and are back in training tomorrow ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final with rivals Manchester United.

City could become the first club to win back-to-back domestic Doubles at Wembley, with Rodri admitting the scale of their achievements is yet to sink in.

The Norwegian was crowned the league's top scorer for the second successive season

The Norwegian was crowned the league’s top scorer for the second successive season

‘I don’t think we’re conscious of what we’ve done and how tough it is to do four in a row,’ the midfielder said. ‘We’ve changed history, I think we’ll be remembered for ever.’