Berlin (AP) - Youssoufa Moukoko is the youngest player in Bundesliga history.
One day after his 16th birthday, the striker, known as a child prodigy, came on as a substitute for Borussia Dortmund at Hertha BSC on Saturday evening.
In the 85th minute he came on the lawn of the Berlin Olympic Stadium with a score of 5: 2.
This means that Moukoko replaces another Dortmund rider in the youngster ranking.
Nuri Sahin was the youngest Bundesliga professional so far, making his debut at the age of eleven months and one day.
Moukoko has been causing a stir in the junior sector for several years.
The attacker, who was well developed for his age, appeared to be under-challenged in the Junior Bundesliga recently.
In 73 top-class games in the U17 and U19 he scored an unbelievable 127 times.
Even for national coach Joachim Löw, the German-Cameroonian is “a grenade”.
The teenager is considered to be the great promise of German football.
As a present, coach Lucien Favre did not want to understand the mission.
«Birthday was yesterday.
He got a present, ”he said before kick-off.
Moukoko himself looked relaxed.
He sat on the substitutes' bench, smiling.
Even before his first Bundesliga trip to the capital, he tried to hide the hustle and bustle of himself.
«I read what the media write.
But I don't put any pressure on myself. "
The early promotion of Moukokos from junior to professional seemed overdue.
Since he moved from FC St. Pauli to BVB at the age of eleven, he has skipped entire years several times.
A deployment in the A-team was only possible after the age limit of the German Football League had been lowered to 16 years.
BVB sports director Michael Zorc warned against too high expectations.
«We have found it very refreshing since summer.
Nevertheless, I would like to admit that what is going on in the media is going a little too far for me, ”he said.
"I do not like it.
We should all calm down and let things develop, ”demanded Zorc.
Nevertheless, Borussia had repeatedly documented Moukoko's rise on its social media channels.
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