He just got fit…
Dortmund star Erling Haaland (21) snapped for Norway during the international break. He scored twice in the 9-0 win over Armenia, but he must have paid dearly for the hits! He was mowed down at the second goal, bleeding from his left ankle and had to go out for the break.
Is there a risk of a failure against Leipzig (6.30 p.m. / Sky) on Saturday? Coach Marco Rose (45) said at the press conference: “Erling is very questionable. I’m very open about that!”
That would be bitter for Dortmund and for him! On Saturday, the Westfalenstadion will be sold out again for the first time. An atmosphere that Haaland definitely wants to experience. But there is a threat of the full hut knockout
“Everyone has seen the statue. You can imagine that we have a stronger trauma there,” says Rose about the tackle in the international match. “Erling is always someone who is very optimistic about such situations. But the thing is completely twisted. Accordingly, the foot is swollen, thick and blue. We work on everything. Erling really wants to, but we have to see how things develop today and tomorrow.”
Review: Haaland had been missing for weeks with a torn muscle fiber at the beginning of the year and was only just fighting back. Against Cologne before the international break, he was in the starting XI for the first time – now the next setback because he was kicked over during the international match.
Rose: “It’s difficult to stop Erling over 90 minutes. You have now seen that again. You have to resort to resources like your colleagues from the international match (Armenians, ed.), which unfortunately means that the boy may then drop out as well. That is very, very unfortunate for us.”
Haaland has been missing 16 games of the season. Now the next thing threatens to come…