Bayern loan Joshua Zirkzee recently found himself in strong form at RSC Anderlecht. The striker was asked by ‘Voetbal International’ whether his next goal was to break through with the German record champions. The 20-year-old’s answer was clear: “That would be the best. The Bayern Munich chapter is not yet closed. “
The 1.93 meter tall giant has four hits and one assist in eight games. A remarkable record, considering that Zirkzee had little experience in top division football before the current season. Also in the Dutch U21 national team, Zirkzee shone with a brace against Switzerland (2: 2) and a strong performance against Wales (5: 0).
Zirkzee too good for Belgian league
Vincent Kompany, coach in Anderlecht, was surprised that his club was able to sign the talent from Munich temporarily. The striker is actually too good for the Belgian league, said Kompany. When asked about this quote, Zirkzee is modest: “I only found out last week. But when that comes out of his mouth, it’s of course a big compliment. “ But he is not too good for the league, adds Zirkzee.
The fact that Kompany thinks big things about the striker is also shown by his dealings with the offensive player. During a little form crisis, the coach reduced the playing time of the storm jewel, but still gave him the feeling of being close to the starting XI with short appearances. Zirkzee paid back the trust with a goal against KV Oostende (2: 2) and was back on the field from the start in the prestige duel against Club Bruges (1: 1).
At the moment, Zirkzee is focusing “On the national team and Anderlecht”, explains the right footer and continues to be determined: “There is still a lot to be won.” In the future, the Dutchman with Nigerian roots also wants to assert himself on Säbener Straße – there he would have to follow in the footsteps of Robert Lewandowski, who is currently one of the favorites when choosing the Ballon d’Or.