Sport Zorc: "No dissent at all" with Haaland advisor
Sevilla 2-3 Borussia Dortmund: Haaland brace seals comeback victory
Erling Haaland scored twice as Borussia Dortmund hit back after falling behind early on to beat Sevilla in a see-saw first leg.The visitors fell behind to an early Suso strike in the first leg of the last-16 tie but then laid siege to the Sevilla goal, scoring three times in 24 minutes.
Michael Zorc reacted calmly to the statements of Erling Haaland advisor Mino Raiola - and contradicted him with a smile on one point.
Mino Raiola speaks plain language at regular intervals in order to keep his clients in touch and certainly a little with himself. His most recent interview, however, caused little fuss in Dortmund, although the prominent consultant also philosophized about the future of Erling Haaland in it.
"It doesn't bother me at all," stated Michael Zorc when he was asked about the statements on Thursday. "I also don't think they caused a stir." It was "a completely normal statement". "There is no dissent at all."
Koeman on Haaland to Barcelona links: I have my ideas for the future
Erling Haaland continues to be linked with Barcelona, whose head coach Ronald Koeman offered his thoughts on the matter on Saturday.Barca are in a state of flux as they await to vote in a new president to replace Josep Maria Bartomeu and the club contending with spiralling and eye-watering levels of debt.
Zorc: "I can only say that we continue to plan with him"
Among other things, Raiola had told the BBC that there were "a maximum of ten clubs" that Haaland could afford after his time in Dortmund and offer him a suitable job . "I'm not even getting to ten if I'm honest," smiled Zorc. "It is clear to everyone that Erling Haaland cannot, does not want to and will not switch to every club after his time at Borussia Dortmund."
When this "sometime" occurs remains open. "We are happy that we have Erling here, that he has scored more in the last few games and has proven his worth for us," said Zorc about the goalscorer, who is still under contract with BVB until 2024. "I can only say that we continue to plan with him. I also believe that he doesn't necessarily feel so uncomfortable here in Dortmund."
"Arithmetic game" for Zorc at the "completely wrong time"
Is there still a threat of a sale if Dortmund should miss the Champions League? "All these arithmetic games - what will happen if we don't achieve that, what will it look like economically? - we will start at some point, that's the completely wrong time for me," emphasized Zorc. "We assume that we will achieve our goal of qualifying for the Champions League in the end."
Before the home game against Arminia Bielefeld on the upcoming 23rd matchday, the runner-up on fourth place Eintracht Frankfurt is already six points behind.
Bayern Munich keep door open for shock Erling Haaland signing .
The Norwegian striker has been tipped to be Robert Lewandowski’s long-term successor at the Allianz ArenaHaaland’s goalscoring exploits have made him one of the most in-demand players in world football, with Bayern likely to be competing with some of the game’s biggest sides should Dortmund decide to cash-in on the Norway international.