Borussia Dortmund may be struggling in the Bundesliga where they stand 6th on the points table but with two absolute skillful players in Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland, it will not be long before they push the team along and make them title contenders yet again.
Yesterday’s fixture against FC Schalke showed their brilliance, composure and ability to strike when the iron is hot. The exuberance of the Norwegian and English internationals has made them hot property across Europe in the transfer market with almost all the top sides vying for their services. As for now, we can keep that away till the season ends.
The match has shown us why these players are the real deal especially Haaland’s outrageous scissor kick which was the second of four in the game for Dortmund as they piled on the misery for their opponents.
Sancho bagging the first goal after his precise movement and ability to snatch onto any mistake, loose ball let him score. This was his 35th goal for the club which makes him the youngest player in Bundesliga history to do so. He is only 20 years old with a bright future ahead. It was his assist for the Haaland’s scissor kick which was picture perfect.
Haaland is the third highest scorer in this season of the Bundesliga behind former Dortmund man, Robert Lewandowski and Frankfurt’s Silva, having scored 17 and provided 3 assists in 17 played games; amounting to a goal a game. These are unreal stats for a 20-year-old, who is wanting to make his place amongst the pantheon of greats. The ability of Haaland is him being at the right place-right time which signifies his awareness of his surroundings visible in the last goal of the game.
Sancho had a slow start to this season and with 5 goals and 8 assists in 20 matches, he is rapidly making his progress up the ranks.
The combination of these newbies is electric and Bundesliga has to be credited for bagging these talents to showcase their abilities to everyone watching.
It is now about continuing the process, respecting the sport and not getting ahead of themselves for the 20- year-olds as they move forward in search of greater heights.