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Comparing Thomas Meunier and Achraf Hakimi is 'like apples and oranges,' says BVB boss

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Comparing Thomas Meunier and Achraf Hakimi doesn't make sense, claims Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.
Thomas Meunier.
Thomas Meunier.Photo: Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has defended Thomas Meunier from the criticism he has received after his first handful of games for the club.

Signing for Dortmund on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain, the 29-year-old has come in to replace Achraf Hakimi on the right side of defence.

Hakimi, whose two-year loan spell ended at the end of last season, was involved in 19 goals for Dortmund in the 2019/20 season, but Zorc doesn't expect the same kind of offensive contribution from Meunier, who is a more defensive-oriented player.

"It's like comparing apples and oranges," Zorc said of the comparisons between Hakimi and Meunier in an interview with Kicker.

"Thomas does us good as a type with his stability and robustness," he added.

"He's also very clever going forward."

Meunier has made a total of five appearances for Dortmund until now.

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