Lewandowski, Haaland tackle one another for Bundesliga title

first_imgBorussia Dortmund have a recent history of turning out great No.9s. Read Also: Osimhen gets private jet to attend father’s funeral rites “But I’ve worked hard during this period and I’m not surprised that I scored.” Haaland scored on his Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League debut with Dortmund and is looking to add the Klassiker to his collection. But Lewandowski is waiting for him. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Erling Haaland has been hitting all the headlines since his January move, but the side also moulded current Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski into a world-class forward. The two front men are dominating the Bundesliga goalscoring charts at the moment and their goals could be crucial in deciding who wins this year’s title, as Bayern face Dortmund in Der Klassiker on Tuesday, May 26. Lewandoski joined Dortmund in 2010 before heading to Bayern in 2014, and he clearly thinks highly of Haaland. “It would be good for him [Haaland] if he stayed in the Bundesliga longer. He has enormous potential,” Lewandowski said ahead of the Klassiker. “But I don’t want to put pressure on him with my statements. If he works hard, he can reach the highest level.” So far, Haaland is pretty much neck-and-neck with Lewandowski in terms of their goalscoring record. Both are the top scorers in the Champions League, with Haaland on 11 goals whilst Lewandowski has 10. Haaland has also scored more goals up to this point in a campaign with 28 than what Lewandowski did in the season prior to joining Dortmund: 21. What’s more, Haaland has 13 goals from his first 13 games at Dortmund, while Lewandowski managed only two in his first 13 appearances at the club. Since signing for Bayern, Lewandowski has shown that he’s capable of becoming the goal ‘king’ of German football. Bayern coach Hansi Flick believes the Polish striker could still break Gerd Muller’s Bundesliga record of 40 goals in a season. “He’s fit. He still has time to break Gerd Muller’s record,” said Flick. “If anyone can, he can.” What is evident is that the battle for the 2020 Bundesliga title will come down to goals and most likely goals from these two men. So far in the 2019/2020 season, they have scored a combined total of 41 strikes. It’s their level of precision that elevates them above other strikers in the Bundesliga. Throughout their respective careers, both have scored 39 goals from inside the box and they’ve also managed to get important goals in the dying minutes of matches. The Bayern striker has hit the back of the net eight times after the 75th minute and Haaland has done so on 13 occasions. “Knowing your opponent’s resources is just as important as playing in the air or protecting the ball,” said Lewandowski. “For me, a great striker must always be precise.” In terms of effectiveness the former Red Bull Salzburg striker is sweeping him aside: 76 percent of his shots on goal have hit the target, compared to the 47 per cent of the Polish international. “I’m not the same yet,” explained Haaland after his first Revierderby against Schalke. One of Haaland’s greatest attributes is his desire to keep getting better and never settling for anything less than perfection. “I’ve got a lot to improve!” the Norwegian stated. “My right foot, my aerial play, my technique, my left foot, my movement… Everything!” Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has also praised the young striker’s mental approach to the game. “He has a great mentality and always looks ahead,” said Favre. “When he loses or doesn’t score in a training match, you can tell he’s not happy.” Promoted Content9 Best Movie Robots Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooRyan Reynolds Does The Bottle Cup Challenge (You Better See This)8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Timelast_img

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