“He looks complete as a striker … he just scores every type of goal”: Erling Haaland praised by Jermaine Jenas and Owen Hargreaves after firing Borussia Dortmund for the victory over PSG in the Champions League final-16
- Erling Braut Haaland scored two nice goals when Borussia Dortmund defeated PSG
- The 19-year-old scored 10 Champions League goals in just seven games
- The Norwegian has plundered 35 goals this season in 29 games
Former England internationals Jermaine Jenas and Owen Hargreaves were full of praise for Erling Haaland after scoring a brace in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain.
The 19-year-old showed lightning-fast reactions in 69 minutes when he grabbed Raphael Gerreiro’s shot and hit the net to give Dortmund the lead in the Champions League final-16 clash.
Neymar came in after 75 minutes, but Haaland reacted only two minutes later and shot an unstoppable attempt into the net from 20 meters.
Erling Haaland celebrates Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain
The Norwegian has become the fastest man to score 10 Champions League goals and reaches the milestone in just seven games.
Jenas said to BT Sport: ‘He looks complete as a striker. He has the measure and he makes defenders angry with how strong he is. He hits the ball so hard that he doesn’t give keepers a chance.
“He just scores every type of goal. He has that talent and you can’t really coach that. His numbers do not appear in the charts. “
The Norwegian teenager stretches to finish past PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas
Haaland unleashed a powerful left foot in the top corner in 77 minutes
Hargreaves added: ‘He is always alert. He is in the right place at the right time.
“He may be 19, but he is a deadly person. The players they have there are not only young, but they will soon be the best in the world. “
The Leeds-born attacker scored 35 goals this season in 29 games, and his Signal Iduna Park support could be vital, giving Dortmund a valuable lead for the second stage in Paris on March 11.