Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Benik Afobe has told Sky Sports the difficulty he faces in surpassing Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane this season.
Former Arsenal prospect Afobe has scored 31 goals in all competitions so far this season, while Spurs striker Kane has found the target 30 times.
However, the Wolves youngster, who scored 19 goals on loan at Milton Keynes Dons earlier this season, can add to his tally in only two more matches, as there are two rounds of games left in the ‘regular’ Championship season.
Meanwhile, there are five more rounds of fixtures remaining in the Premier League, and this is why Afobe suggests that he may not end up as the topscorer in English football across all professional levels.
“He has five games and I have two,” the 22-year-old told Sky Sports, while insisting that he is not trying to compete with anyone.
“I have played with a lot of these players Harry, Ross Barkley and Jack Wilshere who's my friend, but everyone has their own destiny,” said Afobe.
"I have never looked at one player and thought 'that could have been me'. I think that's another reason why I'm doing well.
"I never compare myself to any player. The way people don't succeed in life is that they worry about other people too much. I wanted 30 goals. I got to 30 and now I want to keep scoring, I want to get to 35.”
It seems that Afobe is not trying to compete with anyone but himself, and this is the mark of greatness.
While competition among players is healthy and should be encouraged, everyone has his own level and potential, and each player should be allowed to grow and develop at his own pace.
The Wolves striker, though, seems very ambitious as he wants to hit the 30-goal mark? Is it possible? Very much so.
Wolves, who are still in contention of making the Championship playoffs, take on Wigan Athletic away from home on Saturday and then face Millwall at Molineux.
Both Wigan and Millwall are in the bottom three, and Afobe certainly has the potential to rip apart their respective defences.