Bundesliga goal king Holland and Leandowski give Maka a star-strike


Retrieved 19 May 2020, 17:02 IST

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Earling Holland continued his hot scoring form as the Bundesliga season resumed.

Robert Lewandowski and Erling Holland are tearing up the Bundesliga, and former Bayern Munich striker Roy McKay admits he is both surprised.

Bayern’s talisman Lewandowski reached 40 goals in all competitions in the fifth season of the weekend with a 2-0 penalty kick to Bayern in Union Berlin.

The young Dutchman beat Borussia Dortmund on Saturday in a 4-0 win over Riviaderby in Schalke, his Bundesliga have scored 10 goals in nine games since joining from Salzburg.

He played for Bayern from 2003 to 2007 at the former Netherlands international Mackay.

“He is one of the best strikers in the world, very complete. He has scored more than 20 goals every season, his hard work and his focus on other players is important,” Macau said of Lavandowski on a ship from Dortmund six years before joining Bayern.

“He signed incredibly well in 2014. Free transfer! You have to imagine it.”

A few months after arriving in Dortmund, Hollande is threatening to take over as Germany’s most feared frontman.

Feyenoord’s youth coach Mackay recalled the Dutch team facing Salzburg in the pre-season, saying Holland had “instantly attracted attention”.

Speaking to German magazine Kicker, Macaulay said: “What can you say when you look at his record? Goals, goals, goals. I’m glad to see how he develops. It’s incredible, what he’s done so far.”

There is another promising striker for whom Macau has high expectations, his teammate Dutchman Joshua Zirkizi, who looked to Bayern when Lerandowski was briefly injured.

The 16-year-old Zirakji knows Mackay well, he came through Feyenoord youth before moving to Bayern in 2017.

“During his years at Feniard I gave him striker training right now,” Macaulay said. “He was 16 at the time. He was undoubtedly a very talented player, but also very young.”

Zircozi has played just 170 minutes in the Bundesliga this season but has already scored three goals.

“I got to see his goals, outstanding, beautiful,” Macaulay said. “He has to play to be better now.”