Soccer Laduma exclusively asked Nigeria legend Jay-Jay Okocha which player, between Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski or Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, he would have liked to play behind. Here was how he responded.
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The Bundesliga ambassador spoke to Soccer Laduma ahead of Der Klassiker between Bayern and BVB this weekend, a fixture that usually attracts millions of viewers around the world.
Okocha, a 1994 Africa Cup of Nations winner and former Bundesliga star himself, is one of those excited for the clash on Saturday.
Asked who he would have loved to play behind between Lewandowski and Haaland in his iconic No. 10 role, the Super Eagles icon appeared to side with the young Norwegian, though he values the Polish forward’s experience and know-how.
"That's a very difficult question because, really, I like both strikers, you know, even though they are bit different, you can say that Lewandowski has been on top of his game for years now," he said.
"He knows, maybe the right time to move, you know, to make runs and is always in the right place at the right time, while Haaland is full of energy, you know.
"I always said that it's who is in front of you that dictates, you know, is the person that determines when you pass the ball to him, how you created opportunities for him.
"I think both strikers have great movements off the ball so they can easily be picked up, so I would not mind playing with either of them."
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