The striker remained focused on the City final as he collected the Football Writers Association Footballer of the Year Award in London on Thursday.

Haaland has scored 52 goals in 51 games for City ahead of Sunday’s Premier League final in Brentford, following his £51m transfer from Borussia Dortmund last summer.

Erling HaalandHaaland and Manchester City won the Premier League last weekend (Martin Rickett/PA)

City face Inter Milan in Istanbul in the Champions League final on June 10, a week after playing Manchester United in the FA Cup final, having already won the Premier League.

Their goal is to emulate their city rivals’ achievement from 1999.

Haaland said: “There are two finals left, we have to stay focused even though we won the Premier League.

“We have to stay focused to achieve what we can achieve in the next two finals. I will do everything I can to achieve good things in the final and I hope to win both.

“It’s good to be favorites (against Inter Milan) because it means we have qualities, we have to attack the game in our own way, play our football and in the end we’ll see who wins it.”

Haaland won 82 per cent of the vote to win the FWA award, 75 years after Sir Stanley Matthews won the first trophy, ahead of Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard.

“I feel good, it’s a special moment,” he added, speaking to the FWA. “I expected to do good things but, to do this, I didn’t expect.”

He broke the record for most Premier League goals in a season with 36, as Manchester City clinched their third successive title with three games to go, having trailed Arsenal by eight points in one. scenery.

“To be honest, it’s about taking it game by game, and focusing on what we can focus on,” said the 22-year-old.

“I don’t like to focus on the future or the past. I like to live in the moment and I like to take it game by game, exactly what he (Pep Guardiola) said we were going to do and that’s what we did.

“We focused and achieved exactly what we wanted to achieve. In the end, it’s amazing what we did, being behind all season and coming in as a unit together. It was incredible and an incredible feeling.”

Chelsea’s Sam Kerr took the women’s award, making the Australian the first player to win the trophy in consecutive seasons.

Sam Kerr lifts the FA CupSam Kerr helped Chelsea win the FA Women’s Cup (Adam Davy/PA)

The striker scored the winning goal in Chelsea’s 1-0 FA Cup final win over Manchester United earlier this month.

Chelsea, who have a two-point lead over Manchester United, know that victory in Reading on Saturday will seal the WSL title on the final day of the season.

Kerr said: “It’s amazing. It’s something I’m very proud of. Following the Eurocup, women’s football has grown a lot. Walking down the street, the crowds are bigger. Everything has increased in the last year.

“I think for some people it may seem easy, but every year it becomes more and more difficult (to win the league). Anyone involved in football knows how difficult it is to come back year after year and stay on top. So we’re doing everything we can to win on Saturday.”

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