All eyes in the football world will be pointed at Borussia Dortmund on Saturday as that could mark the day that Youssoufa Moukoko could make his professional debut. The striker, who turned 16 on Friday, has been considered as one of the best young footballers in the world, with fans and scouts looking forward to see him making his first-team debut. His former coach Michael Feichtenbeiner has high expectations of the youngster.
Asked if the youngster is the most talented player he has even seen, Feichtenbeiner said: “Definitely. Such a talent does not come along in Germany every five years. His football skills are simply outstanding and he is a player who can make all the difference. He scored his goals everywhere – and there will be no end. Youssoufa will break many records in the Bundesliga.”
Feichtenbeiner also praised the youngster’s mentality. “Youssoufa is a very kind and completely normal boy. He just wants to play football. For me as a coach, with all the hype around him, it was reassuring to see that he remained a child on the pitch. He had fun with his teammates and in training everything around him was forgotten because he was simply a footballer. You have to take a bow for how he puts all these things away. He really can’t be bothered easily.”