- Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski appreciated Borussia Dortmund counterpart Erling Haaland’s great potential and urged him to stay on German Bundesliga
Dortmund and Bayern are preparing for the big fixture at the Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday. With the race well and truly underway, the sporting world focuses on the two top scorers.
Poland’s Lewandowski hits a career-high with 27 Bundesliga goals. The towering teenage striker, Haaland, has turned heads across Europe scoring 10 times in just seven matches following his January switch from Red Bull Salzburg.
Rumors have it that Haaland does indeed have a 75-million-euro release clause in his contract. Lewandowski is for the opinion that Dortmund puts the Norwegian striker under lock and key until at least summer.
“It would be better for him to stay in the Bundesliga to increase his skills. He has not only great potential but also much time to become an even better footballer. I wouldn’t like to put pressure on his shoulders by my words but I believe that he will reach the top level if he works very hard,” Lewandowski said.
Former Bayern captain Bastian Schweinsteiger ranks Haaland with Lewandowski, who has consistently outscored everyone in Germany, in an interview for ARD on Sunday.
“The Norwegian is a young striker who has the energy to hurt his opponent. I’m looking forward to seeing his clash against Lewandowski but it seems that the Champions League is more important than Bundesliga for the Pole. He has to prove that he is able to lead the team to win the European competition. I’m curious if he will show his strength in the decisive games of the Champions League,” stated Schweinsteiger.
Since the resumption of the Bundesliga earlier this month behind the closed stadium, Bayern sit top with Dortmund, as Hansi Flick’s side thrashed Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2, while Dortmund beat VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 away on Saturday.