Only Kehl’s Favre parody upsets Haaland
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Erling Haaland goes beyond all dimensions. The brace against Club Bruges meant goals 15 and 16 in the twelfth Champions League game. Seven competitive games are already running. And this time he also hit the bull’s eye verbally.
Whe knows how many goals he would have scored in the last ten minutes of the game? Erling Haaland left the place prematurely. Like on Saturday in Berlin, when the Norwegian scored four goals.
In the 3-0 (2-0) in the Champions League against Club Bruges, Haaland met again several times, and as in the 5-2 against Hertha, the striker felt compelled to provide clarification after Lucien Favre had taken him off the pitch. In Berlin, he had to briefly discuss with his trainer before the Swiss accepted that he had actually met four and not three times.
This time Favre had counted exactly and proudly presented two fingers. Then Sebastian Kehl, head of the licensed players department, was waiting in front of the reserve bank in the crowd of well-wishers, who fixed him with a questioning look and changed his finger display: two, three, two? How many were there this time?
“It was the anecdote about the weekend,” Kehl confirmed the Favre parody: “He scored again. He was extremely important for us again today, and that’s why we were very happy, ”said Kehl, explaining the scene, which Haaland only briefly stopped before he understood the fun and fell around his neck.
Haaland’s incredible values
Except for the situation after the substitution, nothing could upset him against Bruges, and the question of the number of goals wasn’t that far-fetched. You can lose track of things with the Norwegian in these weeks.
After four games, the 20-year-old leads the scorers list with six goals. The win against Bruges was the seventh competitive game in a row in which he scored. The result is twelve goals, nine of them in the last four games: two against Bruges in the first leg of the premier class, one against Bayern, four against Hertha, and now another double against the Belgians. Only his overall record in the Champions League seems even more incredible, where he scored goals 15 and 16 in the twelfth game. No other player was so young.
It is also the gala form of the exceptional striker that makes Dortmund dream of expanding the winning streak until the winter break. “We want to start a real run now,” said Kehl and gave the team some advice: “Stay focused and don’t lose your seriousness. Also working on the things that we need to improve. Stay greedy! “
At Haaland he obviously doesn’t have to worry about that. He answered Kehl’s rhetorical question after two or three goals with a strong final: “If the coach lets me in, I’ll do a third one.”