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Lothar Matthäus' piece of mind on Erling Haaland

By Akhil Fisher

The 1990 World Cup winner spoke his mind on Haaland's current form and his opinion on where the star striker may end up in the future.

Lothar Matthäus.
Lothar Matthäus.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0

German football legend Lothar Matthäus, in a detailed interview with Sport1, spoke about Haaland’s prominent role in the league and the striker’s future.

“At a young age a striker like I have never seen him live before. This goal rate at 20 years of age, this force, this passion, this energy, also the quality.”

Matthäus was quick to point out that if Haaland intends to make a mark in the Bundelsiga, a move to Bayern Munich is the only step forward. But with Robert Lewandowski is fine form like never before, that might just not be possible.

He said: “Haaland could inherit a Robert Lewandowski at Bayern Munich in two or three years if Lewandowski should think about the end of his career. Bayern will not think about selling Lewandowski. He will end his great career in Munich. Only when Lewandowski is no longer with Bayern will the place for Haaland in Munich be free.

Matthäus also believes the Norwegian sensation will not last long enough at Dortmund, with glaring interest from some of Europe’s top clubs such as Real Madrid, Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona.

He will not serve Borussia Dortmund for life. He'll look for bigger clubs, he'll get a higher income. If he stays in the Bundesliga, there is only one step for him: FC Bayern.”

Erling Haaland’s rise to the top of Bundesliga has been meteoric, thanks to his unprecedented form that has seen him score 43 goals in 43 appearances for Dortmund – averaging one goal per game.

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