Haaland not thinking about leaving Dortmund

The Norwegian only joined the Bundesliga runners-up in January

1:16pm on Friday 26th June 2020
Martin Macdonald

Erling Haaland has admitted that he has not considered a departure from Borussia Dortmund yet, having only joined the club in January.

The Norwegian has been one of the breakthrough stars of 2019/20, scoring 44 goals in 29 starts for RB Salzburg and then Dortmund, with him considered to be one of the major stars in world football in the coming years.

His form has naturally led to rumours circulating about his future, with the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City, and basically every other elite club in Europe, linked with a play for his services.

However, the 19-year-old isn’t thinking about leaving, for now.

“I don't think much about the future, I live in the present and decide what is best for my career at each specific moment,” Haaland told Funke Media Group.

“So I joined Dortmund in winter with a lot of conviction.

“They are one of the best teams in the world, I have signed a long contract and I have practically just arrived. So now I don't think about leaving at all.”

Haaland also praised the impact of head coach Lucien Favre on his game.

“He obviously helped me a lot to improve,” he said.

“I scored a lot of goals at a higher level and we won a lot of games with him as a team. It all speaks for itself.”

Even though he has been in supreme form for Dortmund since moving in January, BVB ultimately fell short in the title race, with Bayern Munich winning the Bundesliga last week.

He believes the two losses against their rivals in Der Klassiker were key.

“Unfortunately we also lost both games against Bayern - without these points it is doubly difficult to end up in front of them due to their strength,” he admitted.

“I want to achieve something with BVB, not always just second, but also to win titles if possible. We should set goals, we want to attack.”

Dortmund’s last game of the season takes place this weekend when they face Hoffenheim at home, with second place already confirmed in the table.

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