In the recent 2: 5 home slap against Bayer Leverkusen, star striker Erling Haaland was once again sorely missed at BVB. The 21-year-old is absent from second place in the Bundesliga again with muscular problems. Now his head coach Marco Rose has spoken in detail about the special qualities and importance of his top striker for BVB.
According to Dortmund’s coach, the Norwegian is “undoubtedly one of the best strikers in the world”, as Rose emphasized in an interview with “Sport Bild”.
Haaland’s trainer put him on a par with Robert Lewandowski from FC Bayern, Kylian Mbappé from Paris Saint-Germain and Karim Benzema from Real Madrid.
In addition to his proven skills, Rose highlighted the goalscorer’s thirst for knowledge, who has scored an outstanding 16 goals in 14 games in the current Bundesliga season: “He’s at an age where he can still work on aspects of his game and nothing He also wants other things, by the way. Erling has a steep learning curve that has exploded since moving to BVB.”
BVB coach Rose: “Everyone is honest with each other”
For months there has been speculation about the sporting future of the Dortmund goal machine. Will Haaland stay with the black and yellow, where he is still contractually bound until 2024? Or will he leave Borussia this summer for a fixed transfer fee of around 75 million euros?
In an interview with the trade journal, BVB coach Rose once again underlined his composure on this subject: “I am in contact with Erling every day and also have a feeling for this player and this person. I know how long his contract is. I know what when decisions have to be made. Everything is on the table internally, everyone is honest with each other. That’s why I don’t have to talk to him about it every day,” said the 45-year-old, who worked with Erling Haaland at RB Salzburg in 2019 had.
Rose doesn’t see any hurry yet that the 1.94m giant will have to make a definitive decision about his footballing future: “He will make a decision at some point and the club will prepare well for it. That we all wish It’s clear that he’s staying!”
Rose understands “human” Haaland
Meanwhile, the Haaland interview after the 5-1 home win against SC Freiburg in January was no problem for Rose. At that time, the BVB star was annoyed when asked about his future plans on Norwegian television and said that BVB was putting pressure on him.
“Erling is just 21 years old! He too has an emotional day, he goes home after training, is alone, maybe reads something, reads something else and then gets annoyed. Everything is pounding on him, and it comes at moments when the barrel is just full. That’s quite normal, that’s human,” said Rose understandingly for the Norwegian international, who scored an outstanding 56 goals for Westphalia in 57 games in the Bundesliga.
According to the BVB trainer, Haaland is “excellent in dealing with this situation” that he has been the focus of media interest in football Germany for months.