‘Youssoufa Moukoko has a big career in front of him.’ – Emre Can

Sun 06 December 2020 | 20:55

Borussia Dortmund Midfielder Emre Can believe that 16-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko has a promising career ahead of him and he will get used to the Bundesliga.


, who has just turned 16, replaced

Erling Haaland

as an 85th substitute to make his debut for

Borussia Dortmund

against Hertha Berlin.

The German Youth International was given a chance to play in a shocking 2-1 loss against Cologne and he also was in action in the second half of the 1-1 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt in what Lucien Favre described as a tactical move.

"A striker is important for us because of his movement and runs behind the defence, which gives you more space,"

he said, having started midfielder Julian Brandt up front in the absence of injured star forward Erling Haaland , before bringing Moukoko


"It's crazy that he’s just 16," Can told bundesliga.com afterwards. "You know he has so much talent, and of course it's a little bit different for him to play here [in the Bundesliga] because everything is quicker and the defenders are stronger.

"You have to adapt to that, but he will do that I think. He has a big career in front of him."

source: SportMob