U21: BVB talent Youssoufa Moukoko wants to “pay everything”
The German U-21 national team is holding itself harmless in the European Championship qualification. In the 3-2 win in Bulgaria, top scorer Youssoufa Moukoko was particularly reliable.
High flyer against Bulgaria: BVB goalscorer Youssoufa Moukoko.
This rate is more than impressive: Because Youssoufa Moukoko was able to get into the top scorer list three times on Friday evening, the 18-year-old attacker already has eleven goals after nine U-21 international matches. As usual, the Dortmund striker expressed his modesty after the 3-2 win in Bulgaria at “ProSieben Maxx”: “I think I’ll get the balls I need. In the end, the striker has to score the goals, I did that today. ”
The German team was 15 minutes behind in the first half before Moukoko scored the important equalizer in the 40th minute. With his right foot he chased the ball into the near corner. “The keeper probably didn’t expect me to be able to shoot with my right,” the left-footer speculated. He hasn’t lost his self-image despite the current lack of playing time in Dortmund (last three times without playing in the squad): “When I’m in the penalty area, I know where the goal is, I don’t even have to look at the goalkeeper.”
I just heard the boys screaming – I was a bit confused too.
Bulgaria keeper Plamen Andreev helped a lot with his second goal of the evening – a co-production with club colleague Karim Adeyemi. The 18-year-old let a seemingly harmless shot slip through his suspenders. “I’ve never scored a goal like that before,” admitted Moukoko: “I didn’t even see that the ball was in there. I just heard the boys screaming – I was a bit confused too.”
“If the boys still want to go out…”
Around 20 minutes before the end, the fast attacker completed his hat-trick (right-footed shot, left-footed shot, header) with a header. Ex-Dortmunder Ansgar Knauff assisted this time. “The U21s are doing me a lot of good right now,” said Moukoko: “You can also see that I’m in the right place. In the end, it’s also about trust, the coach trusts me and I’ll pay that back.”
So it didn’t matter that DFB keeper Noah Atubolu had to reach behind him a second time in stoppage time. With the second win and a “nice feeling,” the DFB juniors can now fly home, said Moukoko. When asked at the end whether he would throw a round for his colleagues after his hat-trick, Moukoko announced: “If the boys still want to go out, I’m there and will pay for everything.”
He will then want to attack again in Dortmund. The home game against Werder Bremen is already waiting for BVB on Friday evening (8.30 p.m., LIVE! on kicker).