The Belgium global states that while the Bundesliga side is dangerous going forward, they can be exploited defensively. Paris Saint-Germain full-back Thomas Meunier has stated that he does not fear the challenge posed to him by Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
Since moving into the Bundesliga side in the January transfer window from Red Bull Salzburg, the 19-year-old has been in prolific form, scoring seven times in just three Bundesliga games and adding another for good measure in a 3-2 DFB Pokal defeat to Werder Bremen on Tuesday.
The teenager has scored in every game he’s played for Dortmund, despite totaling less than 200 minutes of soccer because of his new side, and with a Champions League meeting against PSG looming at the end of the month, he’ll have the opportunity to show himself in the knockout stages after scoring eight goals for Salzburg in the group stage.
Meunier, who has been with PSG since moving from Club Brugge in the summer of 2016 and has experienced the disappointment of crashing out in the last-16 stage of the competition in each of those three seasons, says that Haaland is not a player who holds particular worry for the Ligue 1 leaders.
“He’s got very good numbers, which underline that Dortmund score an enormous number of goals, but they are also a team that concedes plenty of goals.
It’s up to us to ensure that we qualify.”
Before that encounter with the Germans, PSG have a Sunday fixture with Lyon to negotiate then a Coupe de France quarter-final away to Dijon. They will then travel to Amiens and eventually will face Dortmund on February 18.
Their opponents, meanwhile, have a much quieter build-up to the fixture, with league experiences against Bayer Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankfurt prior to the Champions League tie.
The return leg of this fixture will not be played until March 11 at Parc des Princes.
PSG will be hoping to avoid a repeat of last year’s loss to Manchester United when they won 2-0 at Old Trafford before succumbing to a 3-1 defeat at home.