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Youssoufa Moukoko probably not for the Youth League round of 16



Youssoufa Moukoko probably not for the Youth League round of 16

NLZ director Lars Ricken from Borussia Dortmund does not expect Youssoufa Moukoko to play in the Youth League round of 16 against Manchester United on Tuesday (9 p.m.). United won at home when the draw was made, there is no second leg.

“The professional area is in the foreground. He’s on the list, but has never played with us. He tends not to keep up, but I don’t want to rule it out either,” said Ricken dem table football. The 17-year-old striker would still be eligible to play for the U19s, but has made regular appearances for the pros this season.

Dortmund is the only remaining German club in the competition. The other three Champions League participants failed in the group phase, 1. FC Köln in the championship path. Different importance is attached to the competition among the German clubs.

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“Bayern, for example, already have a lot of players in the regional league squad, they just set their priorities differently. We accepted this competition very well and take it seriously,” said Ricken. A few years ago, Dortmund was “critical of the competition because these games are associated with a lot of absenteeism from school. We now coordinate this better with the schools and absorb absenteeism better. We also have many players who are no longer at school Go to school.”

Ricken believes some of the players from the current team can have a great career: “Without wanting to name names, we have very exciting players in the U19 area who not only have the potential to make it into the Bundesliga, but also Bundesliga players at Borussia Dortmund to become.”