Berlin (dpa) – German football legend Klaus Fischer is all excited about young Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland and is confident that the Norwegian will have a career as successful as Robert Lewandowski.
“Although he is so young, he has already shown what he can do. His left foot is incredible,” the former Bundesliga scorer said in the Funke media group papers of the BVB attacker.
“His strength and speed are impressive,” said the former 1982 goalscorer and vice world champion of 20-year-old Norwegian. “At his age I don’t know anyone who plays with so much force.” Haaland and Lewandowski are among the leading players in the best Bundesliga match between BVB and FC Bayern Munich on Saturday (6.30pm / Sky).
To reach the level of the Polish Bayern star, Haaland still needs to improve, Fischer said. “He doesn’t have a header like Lewandowski, his right foot isn’t as good as Lewandowski’s left,” said the 70-year-old. And when the rooms are tight, he has a hard time. He has to work on that. ‘
At the same time, the former Schalke striker legend campaigned for BVB defender Hummels to return to the national team. “Mats Hummels has stabilized, he is playing great again, is in shape and even scoring goals,” said Fischer. “But he is no longer allowed to play for Germany because Jogi wants to rebuild. You really have to laugh.”
National coach Joachim Löw had no longer appointed Hummels, Thomas Müller and Jerome Boateng for the DFB selection in 2019 on the basis of a generation change. “Maybe there is in the club, but there is no rebuilding in the national team,” said Fischer. “The player who is currently in good shape has to play.”