Former Germany star Lothar Matthaus says it is only a matter of time before Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland moves to one of the world’s biggest teams.
Haaland played a pivotal role in his side’s3-1 win against RB Leipzig on Saturday, netting twice as Dortmund moved to within five points of league leaders Bayern Munich.
Ex-Bayern and Inter midfielder Matthaus has been astounded by the Norway international’s impact at Dortmund and expects him to keep getting better.
“Haaland is the face of Dortmund and I believe that he is not yet at his peak, but will learn. He has a life plan that is fully focused on football,” Matthaus wrote in a column forSky Sport.
“He’s a machine. A hurricane that blows you over. For me he’s sensational at 20 years of age.
“At some point he will play for one of the biggest clubs in the world. But I hope that Dortmund and the Bundesliga will enjoy him for a few more years.
“What he does with his size, dynamism, strength and passion on the pitch is madness. Technically, too, he scored two goals in an outstanding manner. He’s a machine. Wow.”
Dortmund’s results have stabilised since they sacked coach Lucien Favre and put his assistant, Edin Terzic, at the helm.
They have won four of the five games they have played since the change, but althoughMatthaus has been impressed by the 38-year-old, he believes Borussia Monchengladbach boss Marco Rose could be the long-term solution.
“Rose is definitely one of the preferred candidates for the BVB bosses.I believe Rose will switch at some point and even fear that it will be after this season.For me it looks a lot like moving to the Ruhr area,” he said.
“Except Terzic continues to do such a good job and the win in Leipzig was just one of many that might follow.Then a rethink could possibly take place and Terzic could gain even more trust.
Source : goal.com