Berlin (dpa) – Lucien Favre preferred to ask Erling Haaland one more time. Three or four? How many goals were there now?
The smiles on the faces of both the forward and the coach illustrated the good humor at Borussia Dortmund after the 5-2 win over Hertha BSC, with an impressive second half and four Haaland goals for the first time in a Bundesliga match. “It’s a perfect year for me. I will give everything and not stop,” said the Norwegian on Saturday night after his hit show at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.
For another reason, Favre seemed pleased with the goal swirl of his just 20-year-old exceptional striker, who replaced former Frankfurt Luka Jovic as the youngest four-packer. Haaland took a little bit of attention from Youssoufa Moukoko. The record boy would receive special patronage after his debut in the history book at the age of 16 plus a day out of Favre.
“We have to be careful. Nobody has seen him, nobody knows him and everyone says he is going to be sooooo”, said the BVB coach on the ZDF microphone and made it clear with his arms that Moukoko could continue. All the way up. Moukoko also finds Haaland incredibly good. “I would love to play with him. He is the greatest talent in the world. He has a great career ahead of him,” said the only young star of the even younger young star.
They have not yet played together in the Bundesliga. Moukoko came in for Haaland in the 85th minute. “The decision was taken today. Ten minutes before time,” said Favre, saying that Moukoko’s replacement was a spontaneous idea. However, with clear guidance, the Swiss have also safely cleaned up a topic. Another week of continuous discussion about the upcoming Bundesliga debut before the next home game against 1. FC Köln would certainly not have done Moukoko any good.
Favre quickly brushed aside another topic. Only one point behind FC Bayern Munich, he did not want to talk about the resumed role as the first pursuer. “We’re not talking about it,” said Borussia’s coach. ‘I know the table. It’s important to win. ‘ With Haaland and Moukoko, this should usually be easy.