By 90Min
July 19, 2017

​Bournemouth striker Joshua King ended last season in fantastic form racking up 19 goals in 45 appearances. However, while comparisons have been drawn with fellow Norwegian and Man Utd legend Ole Gunnar Solskjær, King admits he has 'a lot to do' before being rated in the same category.


Speaking to the ​Daily Echo, the 25-year-old forward looked back on the past season with a lot of pride, but is not so keen on comparisons with the 1999 Champions League winner who scored over 100 goals for Man Utd.


"It's good to be mentioned in the same sentence as Ole but I have a lot to do to be mentioned in the same bracket as him," said King.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, manager of Molde looks on during the UEFA Europa League match between Celtic FC and Molde FK at Celtic Park on November 5, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty images)
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"I'm always focused on me and what I do on the pitch. It's gone well this season but I've got more to give."

Considering 13 of his 19 goals came in the 2017 calendar year, the promising striker who struggled in a previous two-year spell at Blackburn, found the net on a consistent basis to help the Cherries rise up the table to consolidate the club for another year in the top flight.

Linked with a move to Tottenham in the January transfer window, an eye for goal and distinct movement has seen his stock rise in the past few months. King noted his reputation has grown back home in Norway, but also noted the negatives that come with added attention.

"That's football. Back home in Norway, when you are not playing well, they are the first to criticise," added the Bournemouth man.

"When things go well, they are the complete opposite. That's just the media over there and football."

Currently on a pre-season training camp in Marbella, King has pledged his immediate future to the club. If he continues his rich vein of form that ensured Bournemouth's survival, the big clubs could come calling for the Norwegian, and he may one day overtake iconic super-sub Solskjær as the new national hero.


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