Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz praised Alexander Isak after the youngster impressed in Tuesday’s DFB-Pokal win over Magdeburg.
The Swedish teenager found the back of the net in the 5-0 win at MDCC-Arena after setting up Gonzalo Castro for the opener, taking his chance to impress in the absence of first-choice striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
“Alex works hard in training,” Bosz said. “He has Auba above him in the pecking order, so it’s not easy for him. When he gets the chance, he needs to take it. He did so today.”
Castro broke the deadlock from Isak’s knock-down header just before the break and slotted home just after the restart before later goals from Andriy Yarmolenko, Marc Bartra, and Shinji Kagawa put the result beyond doubt.
“I’m very satisfied with the result,” Bosz added. “Winning 5-0 in Magdeburg is a good result. We knew that it wouldn’t be easy because Magdeburg attack with pace.
“Going 1-0 up before half-time and 2-0 up directly after the break helped us a lot. After that, we played some good football.”