Haaland quickly proved himself one of the best strikers in the Bundesliga last season after moving to BVB from RB Salzburg in January, scoring 16 goals in 18 games.
Haaland will soon be at the level of Robert Lewandowski
Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki believes that Erling Haaland will soon pass the level of Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski. Haaland quickly proved himself one of the best strikers in the Bundesliga last season after moving to BVB from RB Salzburg in January, scoring 16 goals in 18 games. Still just 20, big things await in the future from the Norwegian striker. He is about to embark on his first full-fledged campaign with Dortmund. After finishing second to Lewandowski and Bayern Munich for the last time, Haaland urged his teammates to match opponents’ sequence to complete at the top of the table in 2020-21. Although Burki said Haaland is not entirely on par with the top-three Lewandowski yet. He predicts it won’t be long until his teammate is right alongside the Polish star.
The Norwegian has physique, speed, and technique
“Lewandowski is outstanding, Erling is not yet so good. Lewandowski has maintained this impressive level for years. But if Erling continues like this, he will quickly be at that level,” Burki told reporters. “Physique, speed, technique – Haaland has all the prerequisites,” added Burki on the Norwegian. Haaland still has paths to go before he reaches the level of Bayern’s star man, who just ended an incredible campaign that saw him score 55 goals in 47 appearances. Lewandowski helped lead Bayern Munich to a treble. Bayern sealed with a 1-0 win over PSG in the Champions League final on Sunday. The 32-year-old was most likely a favorite to win the Ballon d’Or 2020 if it hadn’t been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. After a stellar campaign, many, including Bayern legend Lothar Matthaus, consider Lewandowski the best footballer today.
Matthaus told reporters about Lewandowski: “Top scorer in the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and the UEFA Champions League. The best player in the world is Robert Lewandowski. When you see what this trophy means for this wonderful center-forward, how happy he was that he gave and sacrificed for it, you know what it means to him. He has been working on this for many years. He deserves this and the title of the best football player in the world.”