BVB boss Hans-Joachim Watzke praises the exceptional talent Youssoufa Moukoko. The striker could already be in the selection of Borussia on the coming match day of the Bundesliga.
BVB boss Hans-Joachim Watzke is very enthusiastic about Youssoufa Moukoko (15), who turns 16 on November 20 and plays at Hertha BSC in the upcoming away game on November 21 (6.30 p.m. / Chillreport live ticker). Borussia Dortmund’s Bundesliga squad could be. “But that is of course the coach’s decision,” said the Borussia director in the “Sky” interview.
However, Watzke warned when dealing with the teenager, “You have to be careful.” The highly talented attacker “has the target gene, whether you do three or four stalls with the U19, if you do them regularly, you will have the gene at some point,” said the 61-year-old.
“Be careful not to overload it”
Moukoko was “the youngest of all, so we have to be careful not to overload him,” emphasized Watzke. However, he certainly sees opportunities that Moukoko will play in the pro squad sooner or later: “It’s ideal, Erling (Erling Haaland, editor’s note) usually plays, and if there’s a chance he needs a break then the coach might try Youssoufa. “
The Westfalen had even entered Moukoko on the B-list for the Champions League. According to the regulations of the European Football Association (UEFA), a 16-year-old may be on List B, provided he has been eligible to play for the club for at least two years.