Erling Haaland just wanted to go. The striker of Borussia Dortmund squeezed himself to the back seat of the driving service in the small district derby against VfL Bochum, although there were already three professionals there. He liked to accept the uncomfortable attitude for the short route. Haaland wanted to go home as soon as possible.
The 21-year-old, who was willing to change, had again powered his own work with his triple pack in the 3: 4 (2: 2) defeat. But it was a sad day for Haaland. The news of the death of his consultant Mino Raiola was circulating during the game.
“The best,” wrote the Norwegian on Saturday evening on his Instagram account for a picture that shows him together with the Italian. Haaland still put a heart behind it.
The loud whistles and insults of the disappointed BVB fans also echoed Haaland and his teammates on the way home. “One thing is to lose the game. The other is to be rightly whistled. In the end, that makes the afternoon bitter,” said national player Julian Brandt at “Sky”.
BVB tumbles towards the end of the season
Instead of securing the sixth vice championship behind series winners Bayern Munich in the past ten years, the BVB, which is difficult to personally, stumbles towards the end of the season.
Well -known problems came to light against promoted Bochum. The defensive was not only sufficient for the contradiction from Sebastian Polter (3rd), Gerrit Holtmann (8th), Jürgen Locadia (81.) and Milos Pantovic (85th, trading).
“When I look at the table and see 50 goals, it is clear what the core topic is,” complained coach Marco Rose, who did not want to break the staff over his team.
He could understand the anger of the people, said Rose: “However, the boys don’t deserve to be insulted for a non -performance. They invested – and we had any chances.”
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However, it was only offensive to Haaland, who had meanwhile shot the encounter with its goals in 19, 20 and 21 (18th, penalty according to video evidence/30th, trading according to video evidence/62.). But in the end Rose was also “Mega disappointed”.
After the games in Fürth and against Hertha BSC, the season is over with many setbacks and the conversion initiated is continued at high pressure.
The future Erling Haalands director Sebastian Kehl would love to see it if one or the other professional would want to go quickly with a contract. Haaland is not part of it for Kehl, but the farewell to the storm juwel is getting closer: the quick escape on Saturday evening was symbolic.