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Erling Haaland hails Dortmund youngster Youssoufa Moukoko:
'He's much better than I was at 15!'

By Henrik Petersen

15-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko has been tipped for a bright future by Borussia Dortmund teammate Erling Haaland.

Youssoufa Moukoko.
Youssoufa Moukoko.Photo: Borussia Dortmund

Erling Haaland says Borussia Dortmund teammate Youssoufa Moukoko is the best 15-year-old he has ever seen.

Having scored 16 goals in just 18 games for Dortmund after his arrival from RB Salzburg in January, Haaland has come far at the age of 20. But the Norwegian striker admits he wasn't as good as Moukoko at his age.

Moukoko has been a revelation at youth level, scoring goals for fun. The young forward is now training with the professionals at Dortmund's training camp in Bad Ragaz, and it's safe to say Haaland is impressed with his younger teammate.

"He's much better than I was at 15. He's already training with the professionals at Dortmund. At his age, I was still playing for my home town of Bryne," Haaland told reporters on Tuesday.

"I don't want to put too much pressure on him, but I don't think I've ever seen such a good 15-year-old in my life," he added.

Moukoko, who netted 38 times in 28 games for Dortmund's U19 team last season, will be eligible to play senior football when he celebrates his 16th birthday in November.

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