Super Eagles legend settles debate on the better striker between Lewandowski and Haaland

Super Eagles legend settles debate on the better striker between Lewandowski and Haaland

- Austin Okocha was asked to choose between Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland

- Both strikers are billed to clash as Bayern Munich set to host Dortmund in Der Klassiker

- Okocha says he likes both players, but admitted that Haaland is full of energy

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Former Nigerian international Jay Jay Okocha has had his say about the better striker between Bayern Munch striker Robert Lewandowski and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland.

Okocha who currently works as a Bundesliga ambassador also had spells with clubs in Germany during his glorious career.

The former Super Eagles captain made name for himself during his stint with Borussia Neunkirchen from 1990 to 1992 and Eintracht Frankfurt from 1992 to 1996.

Ahead of this weekend’s Der Klassiker between Bayern and Dortmund, Okocha was asked to pick one between Lewandowski and Haaland.

Top outlet Soccer Laduma asked the former Super Eagles midfield maestro who he would love to play behind between the pair.

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He responded:

"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 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."

Jay Jay Okocha has disclosed that he would do everything to feature in Der Klassiker between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

Another edition of Klassiker goes down on Saturday March 6.

Super Eagles legend settles debate on the better striker between Lewandowski and Haaland
Austin Okocha says Lewandowski and Haaland are good strikers. Photo: Friedemann Vogel
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Meanwhile, earlier reported that former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has insisted that he is the only person who can persuade Lionel Messi to extend his reign at the club.

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The 33-year-old is out of contract with the Catalans at the end of this season and has been linked with a move away from Camp Nou.

However, Laporta, who is also contesting to become the club's president again believes the Argentine star will exit their club unless he is elected as Josep Bartomeu's successor.

The Blaugrana are confused about the approach they must employ to keep the six-time Ballon d'Or winner beyond this summer.

Babajide is a digital publishing expert, an avid sports content thinker, researcher and writer. He is a graduate of Guidance and Counselling, having bagged his B.SC (ED) from the Ekiti State University. He can be reached on Twitter @JideOrevba


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