Klaus Fischer knows a thing or two about scoring goals and the former Schalke 04 star thinks the Bundesliga has two incredible talents in Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland.
The comparison became particularly apt this week as reports surfaced indicating Bayern Munich has interest in Haaland and could imagine selling Lewandowski next summer.
“Haaland is a player at his age who plays with force, with speed, with aggressiveness and an absolute will to score goals. I don’t think there has been a striker like this at his age. I like to see players like that and I hope he stays in the Bundesliga for a long time,” said Fischer in a recent interview with NetBet. “Lewandowski, who scored 41 goals in the Bundesliga and topped Gert Müller’s record - that was never thought possible. Lewandowski is an all-round striker, he can score with the left, with the right and his head.”
As for assessing the two players, Fischer thinks Haaland has some room for growth within his game.
“Haaland is a bit limited, he has a left foot and a speed that is incredible, but the right foot and his heading are not his forte,” Fischer said. “Therefore, as a young player, he has to improve these weaknesses and you can do that by training intensively, but he will score his goals no matter what league he plays in.”