Life is pretty sweet for Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland.
The 20-year-old scored twice last Tuesday to help the German powerhouse take a big step towards the Champions League latter stages with a 3-0 win over Club Brugge just days after being named 2020's Golden Boy and a win or a draw at home to Lazio this Wednesday would confirm the Black and Yellows' knockout round berth.
Haaland's rise to prominence in 2019-20 was meteoric but the Norway international has not slowed down since and he continues to grow in stature with a prolific start to the new season -- the former Red Bull Salzburg man has 16 goals and two assists from 13 appearances across all competitions with Dortmund.
However, he does wish that BVB coach Lucien Favre would stop limiting his time on the pitch so that he has the chance to further beef up those impressive figures.
"It is getting normal that he takes me out of the game," Haaland exclusively told CBS Sports' Champions League winner Luis Garcia. "I do not know why. Maybe he does not want me to score more goals!
"I do not know what it is. I am trying to figure it out. That is how it is. I have to try to score as many goals as I can as fast as possible before he takes me out!
"It is true that sometimes I get a little angry with myself but that is how I am," he added about his insatiable desire to score goals. "That is who I have been my whole life and I think that is also a very positive thing about me -- it is a drive inside me that keeps me going and all of this. I have been like this since I was a kid. To me, it is a part of me."
Haaland, who started his career with Bryne before joining Molde, moved to Germany just 12 months after signing for Salzburg and admitted that the opportunity to join such a young and vibrant project alongside the likes of Gio Reyna and Jadon Sancho could not be missed.
"Yes, we have a lot of young guys but also good guys,"
"Top talents. Many of us come from abroad and we are in the same situation.
"We are young talents at a big club to develop and you have to deliver on the big stage and all of this. I think it is good to have a mix between the young talents and the older, more experienced guys.
"We learn from each other; we learn from the more experienced ones. I think it is a good thing."
Haaland really caught the eye with Salzburg when he became the first teenager to score in his first five consecutive Champions League appearances -- eight goals in a group stage against defending champions Liverpool, Napoli and Genk.
Europe's biggest clubs came calling but the Haaland recognized that Westfalenstadion was the place for him to take his next steps as soon as discussions began with the Bundesliga outfit.
"I had a good feeling from the first second," said Haaland to CBS Sports. "Everybody knows how good they are developing players -- particularly strikers. For me, it was a natural choice for a young attacker. It has been good so far; I am enjoying every second. I feel good."
Haaland is currently surrounded by a talented group of players with Gio Reyna, Jadon Sancho, Jude Bellingham and now Youssoufa Moukoko making Dortmund the envy of Europe on a weekly basis with their emergence under coach Lucien Favre.
However, the Norwegian has been particularly impressed by Reyna's ability and his mentality, recognizing the difficulties that face the 18-year-old American and how Reyna has adapted to phenomenally well after being plucked from New York City FC's academy just months before Haaland's arrival.
"First of all, Gio is a good guy," he told CBS Sports' Garcia exclusively. "Also, he is very strong mentally. When you come from the USA and you move to Germany in Europe, living alone does not come easily.
"It is a lot for a young kid to be away from your parents and somewhere else in the world. It is not easy. He is a top talent, and the USA are lucky to have him. For sure, the next 10 years he will have a fantastic career both with his club and the national team."
Despite his explosive arrival on the global footballing scene, Haaland has not forgotten those who have helped him to get to where he is in such a short space of time -- notably Salzburg coach and former USMNT player Jesse Marsch.
The ex-Red Bull man is happy to say that the pair remain in touch after a short but sweet spell together that saw Haaland's form catch fire to prolific effect and is yet to die down.
"Jesse and I had a great relationship," he said to CBS Sports. "We still talk on the phone sometimes. He was an amazing manager for me, and we had some great memories together.
"I am lucky to have gotten to know him as a coach, but also as a person. He was very good with me. As you saw, I was very happy on and off the pitch in Salzburg. Even though it was just six months, it was a good time. He is an amazing guy."
With the 2020 Golden Boy title now ticked off of his list, Haaland's next aims are to send Dortmund into the latter stages of the Champions League -- as deep a run as possible -- and to continue their domestic title push against reigning European champions Bayern Munich.
"Of course, it is a huge thing to win," the No. 9 said of the prestigious award. "You dream of this sort of achievement when you are young. I am proud. People around me are proud. It shows that just a guy from Norway, a small country, can do big things.
"In the Champions League, I take it game by game. It is always something very special. If we perform at our best, anything can happen. We have to perform very well to stand a chance."
Considering Haaland's incredibly prolific form since moving to Germany and his astonishing rise over such a short space of time, you would not bet against him and his Dortmund teammates from achieving big things this season.