Matthaus compared Haaland's role in Dortmund to Lewandowski's in Bayern Munich.
Lothar Matthaus believes that Erling Haaland's stay inDortmund
will be short.
Haaland joined Dortmund in January 2019 and had an exceptional performance in this team. In his first game, he scored a hat-trick in 23 minutes and then scored 16 goals in 18 games. He has performed even better this season than last season, scoring 17 goals in 14 games.
Such great performances in front of the goal have attracted the attention of clubs such as Manchester United and Real Madrid, and now Matthaus has confirmed that he will not spend a long time in Dortmund.
“Erling Haaland is a win not just for Dortmund but for the entire Bundesliga,"
Matthaus told Bundesliga official website.
"At the age of 20, he is a machine. He is a flying striker. He brings a positive energy in the team while also scoring goals. He is irreplaceable.
"Erling Haaland is regarded at Dortmund like Robert Lewandowski is at Bayern: the player up front who is not only responsible for the goals but in charge of dragging the team with him. He is a leader at the age of 20.
"That says a lot and on top of that, he knows what he needs to do. He works defensively as well, something I really enjoy seeing Robert Lewandowski do as well. He is not one to just stay forward. His mannerisms as well, for a 20-year-old, to not only think of himself but of his team.
"This positivity that he radiates, radiates on the team which is why I think that someday, Haaland will not be playing at Dortmund anymore and will make the next step. He is already ready and we are proud to have him in the Bundesliga.
"Dortmund need to be pleased to have gotten him because he is a striker that fits to a club with such emotions.”