RB Leipzig forward Benjamin Sesko has opened up being compared with Manchester City star striker Erling Haaland.
Haaland and Sesko spent time with Red Bull Salzburg before joining bigger clubs in the German Bundesliga.
Sesko's aggressive attacking style has led to comparisons with Haaland, especially when the former played in Salzburg's youth teams and Haaland for the senior team in 2019-2020.
"This is comparing to someone who is one of the best players in the world," the 20-year-old Slovenia international said in an online media call this week.
"So it's not easy to compare. I would not like to compare myself to anyone. I would just love to be myself and be the best myself in general."
Haaland won a treble with City in his first season with English club, while Sesko, who joined Leipzig this season, still needs to prove his worth at the top level.
However, Sesko will get an opportunity to showcase his skills when his side takes on Haaland’s City in their Champions League group match.
"We have height and we are both fast but in general we have different styles of play. I really like to look at him (play) a lot."
The Slovenian has made a good start in Germany with two goals in the Bundesliga in the four matches he has featured in, while also netting in their Champions League opening win against Young Boys last week.
Despite several key players leaving Leipzig in the summer, including France international Christopher Nkunku, striker Dominik Szoboszlai and centre forward Andre Silva, they have notched up four straight wins from five Bundesliga matches after a season-opening defeat.
They are now a point behind leaders Bayern Munich who they host on Saturday and whom they beat 3-0 in Munich to win the German Super Cup last month.
"If we do the same performance it could be possible but if it is not full power (against Bayern) then it will be hard," Sesko said.
The Bavarians are chasing a record-extending 12th consecutive league crown but Leipzig could given them a run for their money, Sesko said.
"Of course we have quality. If we are not 100% then there is no chance. But it can be hard for them. We have a great team and we can show a lot.
"Of course it is difficult for other teams to achieve first place. But every year it is possible. Maybe it can be this year."