With these explosive statements, Dortmund’s superstar Erling Haaland (21) is causing a stir!
After his brace in the 5-1 win against Freiburg, the Norwegian lashed out at the Norwegian TV station “Viaplay” against those responsible for BVB. Background: The upcoming decision as to whether he will stay with BVB or draw the exit clause of 75 million euros in the summer.
Haaland rages: “In the past six months I have decided not to say anything – out of respect for Dortmund. But now the club have started to put pressure on me. You want a decision. But all I want is to play football. And that probably means that I have to come to Potte now. You want an answer. So I have to make a decision soon.” Boom! An announcement that caused astonishment at the Dortmund management level.
BILD answers the most important questions about the Norwegian’s volcanic eruption.
Why did Haaland burst his collar after the final whistle?
Bald manager Sebastian Kehl (41) to BILD: “I don’t know why Erling said that. Maybe there was a bit of frustration because he was very angry about the late yellow card in the game and then was quite emotional afterwards. ”But the interview statements seemed to have been planned.
What do the BVB bosses say?
Kehl explains: “Perhaps it bothered him that so much has been said and written about it lately – much of it lacked any basis. We had and have a very good relationship with Erling, his father Alf-Inge and Mino Raiola.”
When will Haaland’s future be decided?
BILD knows: A decision can no longer be expected in the next few days. Of course, Dortmund does not want to delay the topic until May, but will no longer insist on a quick shot. Manager Michael Zorc (59) makes it clear: “There is no pressure, no discussions, no periods or deadlines. But it’s also clear that we don’t want to wait until the summer to know what his decision will be, he’ll understand that, that’s completely normal in football.”
Has the relationship between Haaland and Dortmund now been destroyed?
No! The bosses have a good relationship with the Haaland side, with advisor Mino Raiola and the player himself. There was also no sign that this topic annoys him.
Is Haaland gone in the summer now?
The odds are still 50/50. Haaland knows what he has at BVB. In addition, his new club would first have to be able to raise the salary of around 30 million euros per year. Not many clubs come into question. The favorites are Real Madrid and also Chelsea. The international tends to Spain.
Why did he give the explosive interview on Norway TV?
Haaland speaks almost exclusively on his home station. Fjörtoft is a good friend of the family, so he has a good connection to Erling. That he put it there is no coincidence.
Is he facing a fine?
No! Hans-Joachim Watzke (62) said in the Ruhr News: “He is a spontaneous person, a young lad. He can do that.” In addition, Haaland would be further annoyed with a fine. That would significantly reduce the chance of staying.
What does a contract extension actually mean?
Haaland has god status in Dortmund. He is the absolute superstar, the red carpet is rolled out for him. If he moves to a top club, he is just one of many.