The Belgian midfielder heaped praise on the new signing.
There have been many instances in the past few years when budding youngsters have shown immense quality on pitch. Kylian Mbappe, Marcus Rashford, Trent Alexander-Arnold and many. But Borussia Dortmund’s new signing Erling Haaland is the one to make headlines every other day for his heroic displays. His teammate, Axel Witsel in particular went on to acknowledge his talent.
In just two appearances for his new club, the teenager has already taken six attempts on goal, five of them hitting the back of the net. The statistic becomes even more intriguing as Erling Haaland has only played 59 minutes for Dortmund so far! A hat-trick on his Bundesliga debut for BVB and a brace in the following game against Cologne.
Quite simply, Erling Haaland has already taken the Bundesliga by storm, resuming with his early season heroics for Red Bull Salzburg. While he continues to make and break records on a weekly basis, Erling Haaland has already become a hero in the Borussia Dortmund dressing room.
In a latest, midfielder Axel Witsel took time to praise his new teammate and an extraordinary talent he possesses. “To come on in the first game and score three goals, that hasn’t happened since (Pierre-Emerick) Aubameyang.”
“Its crazy,” claims Axel Witsel. “We needed a stronger striker, and the club did really good on this one. We’re all happy he’s here,” the Belgian said to bundesliga.com.
“For his age he’s really strong. He’s tall, he’s big, he has a lot of quality. He can keep the ball. For a big guy he’s quite technical and in front of goal he’s a killer. I hope he’ll keep scoring like this for the next game.”
Meanwhile, Axel Witsel has himself been a tremendous player for Lucien Favre’s side. With an exceptional 95% pass success rate and 85% aerial duels won there is no denying his influence of in the Dortmund midfield. Despite missing few games with facial injury, Axel Witsel has three goals and three assists in 15 league appearances so far.
And with Erling Haaland coming in, Die Schwarzgelben’s attack looks fiery! With the Norwegian and Axel Witsel in the starting XI, the team has scored 10 goals in just two games. Exemplary!
Lucien Favre and Co are fourth in the table at the moment but are just four points below league-leaders RB Leipzig. The Bundesliga title race is far from decided and Borussia Dortmund and it is rather going to be an intriguing one indeed!