Erling Haaland says he is solely focused on his football amid transfer interest from Europe’s top clubs.
Haaland’s dad, Alf, a former Man City and Nottingham Forest player, has even admitted his son is built for the Premier League.
And the 19-year-old, who will be looking to add to his eight Champions League goals against Liverpool on Tuesday, is staying grounded, despite all of the attention that is coming his way.
He said: “I’m just focused on my job – playing football. I try to enjoy what I do every day, and go in with a clear mindset and enjoy the moment right now.
“My focus now is on Salzburg and me as a player. It is not hard at all. I am enjoying every day playing football.
“My father was a former player so he has been helping me but I also have a lot of friends who also help me in these situations.
“Doing what I am doing every week it is not easy but that’s what I try to do. My father has been helping a lot.
LIVE on talkSPORT
Check out all the live commentaries coming up across our network this week…
- Red Bull Salzburg vs Liverpool (Tuesday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2
- Leeds vs Hull (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2
- Dinamo Zagreb vs Man City (Wednesday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2
- Derby vs Sheffield Wednesday (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2
- Bayern Munich vs Tottenham (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT
- Standard Liege vs Arsenal (Thursday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2
- Charlton vs Hull (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2
- Liverpool vs Watford (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT
- Birmingham vs West Brom (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2
- Chelsea vs Bournemouth (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2
- Southampton vs West Ham (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT
“This is the biggest game of my career so far. Matches like this are what you dream of so I am enjoying it. I’m living the dream.”
Salzburg head coach Jesse Marsch has praised the way the youngster is coping with his new-found fame.
He said: “This not a new theme, there has been a lot of talk. At one point we had a joke at a press conference that every day there was a new team interested.
“It is natural. Erling has had a great season and it is easy to see he is likeable and cares about the right things.
“You don’t see him in the team every day like I do and that’s what makes him special, he cares so much about the team and team success.
“Erling doesn’t have success without the whole group understanding how to play with each other and committing to each other.
“In the end he has handled himself incredibly well given all the talk of potentially what will happen.
“We’ve tried to communicate with Erling and his father to make sure we stay focused on all the things in the moment.
“The biggest thing is he is living in the moment and he has done that well, as has the whole group.”