BVB sporting director Michael Zorc commented on comparisons between Robert Lewandowski and Dortmund’s star youngster.
When it comes to Bundesliga, there are two deadly strikers at the moment who bring out the best in the game. Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski, both have proved their abilities for Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, respectively. Although, according to Michael Zorc, it makes no sense to compare these two superstars as they are different from each other.
And these two will lock heads on the weekend’s Der Klassiker between Dortmund and Bayern at Signal Iduna Park. Lewandowski evidently snapped the top-scorer batch in Europe’s top five leagues last season. Moreover, with the help of his 51 goals, the Bavarians achieved the treble success. Lewandowski also set a new Bundesliga record by scoring 10 goals in the opening five fixtures of 2020-21.
Meanwhile, Haaland netted five goals in all the league outings this season from a total of 15 shots. The shot conversion rate for the Dortmund frontman counts to 29.4 which is slightly behind Lewandowski’s 34.5. But, Haaland beats the Poland international when it comes to scoring from big chances this term. Here, the Norwegian has 66.7 percent followed by Lewandowski’s 68.3 percent.
He dreams big.
However, with this in mind, Haaland is 12 years younger than the Bayern star who turned 32 in August. And Dortmund sporting director Zorc believes that it is too early to draw conclusions between both the attackers. But, the 20-year-old’s persistence to achieve glory might take him to the elite level.
“They are different types of players. They score a lot of goals, but they have a different age,” Zorc told reporters ahead of the Klassiker.
“We’re happy to have Erling. He’s not just good for us because of goals, but also because he exudes a will to improve all the time.
“He’s almost obsessed with success. The comparisons are for journalists and experts, not us.”