Erling Haaland has defended his criticism of Borussia Dortmund in connection with the ongoing rumors about his person. In the supposed Zoff with BVB, the Norwegian does not want to add fuel to the fire.
“I don’t want to go deeper into that. It was just time for me to say something. Many have spoken about me, but everything has been said for me,” said the BVB star in an interview with the pay TV station “Sky” and was broadcast on the Norwegian platform “Viaplay”.
Haaland had accused BVB of putting pressure on him when deciding on his future. “For the last six months I’ve decided not to say anything out of respect for Dortmund. But now the club has started to push me to make a decision,” the star striker said in a TV interview.
BVB managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke then denied a rift between Haaland and the club management and denied an ultimatum.
Erling Haaland hopes for a quick comeback at BVB
Meanwhile, Haaland, who is currently injured, is expecting a quick comeback. “It’s looking good. I’m already training very well again. I’ll be back soon.”
The Norwegian was injured on Matchday 20 in a duel against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
Borussia Dortmund did not then announce an exact diagnosis, but according to information from “Sky” and “Bild”, the Norwegian international tore a muscle fiber.
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Haaland had already missed BVB twice in the first half of the season due to muscle injuries. During these forced breaks, he missed a total of six league games, three Champions League games and the DFB Cup match against FC Ingolstadt. BVB lost four of the ten games without the exceptional striker. In his 20 appearances in 2021/2022, Haaland scored 23 times in all competitions and prepared six more goals.
“I can still improve in many things, but what I should improve is that I should be less injured,” Haaland explained in the interview. However, the injury-related time-outs are “good training for the psyche” and would make “the hunger for success” even greater, the BVB professional admitted.