Sebastian Kehl expects Youssoufa Moukoko to get playing time this season

Youssoufa Moukoko. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Youssoufa Moukoko. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

Sebastian Kehl expects Youssoufa Moukoko to get plenty of playing time at Borussia Dortmund over the course of this season. 

Youssoufa Moukoko has enjoyed a memorable international break with the Germany U-21s. The Borussia Dortmund striker became the youngest player to ever play and score for the Germany U-21s last week, and he followed that up by scoring again on Tuesday against Latvia in the 2023 UEFA European U-21 Championship qualifiers.

Moukoko has also shown glimpses of his quality for Borussia Dortmund this season. He has featured in all five of the Black and Yellows’ games so far, and helped set up Erling Haaland’s winner against TSG Hoffenheim before the international break.

Sebastian Kehl spoke to BILD about Borussia Dortmund’s plans for Moukoko. And the BVB head of players department expects the 16 year old to get playing time and develop further over the course of the season. Kehl also praised Moukoko for his ability to play in different positions and be a goal threat.

"“We have a clear plan with Youssoufa, which we have discussed with him. He’s just coming back from a long injury break, but he’ll certainly get playing time and develop over the course of this long season with many English weeks ahead.”"

Moukoko, who is the youngest player to ever play in both the Bundesliga and the UEFA Champions League, has scored three goals in 20 appearances for Borussia Dortmund since making his debut in November 2020.

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Marco Rose has opted to use a two striker system for the majority of Borussia Dortmund’s games so far this season. And if he continues to use the diamond formation, Moukoko will no doubt get his chance in the team when one of Erling Haaland and Donyell Malen is unavailable or in need of a rest.