Troy Deeney has compared Erling Haaland to the iconic US boxer Mike Tyson

Deeney believes that the Norwegian has redefined the role of a striker

The Birmingham City man thinks Haaland could surpass Premier League greats

 Haaland has 14 goals in just eight Premier League games so far this season

Troy Deeney has joined those piling on the praise for Manchester City forward Erling Haaland as he compared him to a sporting great.

Deeney said that he likens the City striker to iconic boxer Mike Tyson because of how he would beat his opponent before even stepping in the ring.

Deeney said that he likens the City striker to iconic boxer Mike Tyson because of how he would beat his opponent before even stepping in the ring.

This phenomenal Norwegian reminds me of Mike Tyson in his peak years

where opponents were mentally beaten before they even got in the arena.'