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Huntelaar can have the same impact as Ibrahimovic, says Mulder

Wed 20 January 2021 | 11:27

Veteran striker, Huntelaar has joined Schalke to help them stay in Bundesliga.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

has joined

Schalke 04

from Ajax with a short-term loan deal and the mission is to help them avoid relegation. The Dutch 37 years old striker left Ajax after they signed Sebastian Haller. Schalke is currently fighting to avoid relegation and

Youri Mulder

says Huntelaar can be compared with

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

.

"Besides the minor calf injury that was last bothering him, he has looked very fit lately,"

the former Schalke frontman told Goal and SPOX .

"He almost looked like Zlatan Ibrahimovic! Very well trained, extremely ambitious, appeared in the games with an incredible will and above all he looked as fit as a sneaker.

"Physically I don't see any problems with him."

Asked if Huntelaar can help Schalke beat the drop come May, Mulder responded: 

"Yes, I think so. Any help can currently be used. If you look at statistics, Schalke is much better in terms of goal opportunities than goals scored. This shows that they have a need in attack.

"I've seen Huntelaar many times over the past year and he scored very well. Seven goals in 383 minutes speak for themselves. Of course, it's a weaker league, but he knows the Bundesliga very well and his goal risk is still undisputed.

"In Holland, people are wondering what he wants at Schalke because he is the type of player who is strongest around the box and Schalke focus on the defensive, but these people also don't understand what it means for a Schalke heart to help Schalke."

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