Politics Oh dear, BVB! Erling Haaland has been deciphered
Heurtel, from Barça to Real Madrid
© Euroleague During Barça-Real. Thomas Heurtel and FC Barcelona, it's over. The playmaker of the France team terminated his contract on Tuesday with the Blaugranas. He had been in the cold with the Catalan club since its leaders learned that their player was in talks with Real Madrid, the great rival. The situation had taken a surreal turn when the French international was "abandoned" by his team on the tarmac at Istanbul airport after a Euroleague match.
The extraordinary talent of Erling Haaland is undisputed. But the 20-year-old is not yet a complete striker despite his world-class quota.
He's actually great. Wonder strikers, everyone said when Erling Haaland came to Germany. Nobody knew exactly why. So: how he does it. Because it is huge (1.94 meters) and seems so immobile. When he's not moving.
Then he started at BVB and did just that: Haaland moved, saw and scored. He scored seven goals in the first three games for Dortmund in early 2020. And didn't play for 90 minutes in any of these games. It couldn't be more efficient. BVB cult figure Norbert Dickel has already compared him to Asterix and Obelix.
Mercato Lens: A departure is clear!
© Supplied by Sports.fr 14 FACUNDO AXEL MEDINA (LENS) Like the Blood and Gold, the Argentinian center-back has made a successful debut in Ligue 1 this season. Quickly starting out in the squad of Franck Haise , the Argentinean was able to savor the joys of a first selection with Albiceleste last November. The good performances of Facundo Medina Galerie: Raiola's trick for Haaland (Mercato 365) were noticed by his coach, Lionel Scaloni, but also by several European recruiters.
You already notice: I am suddenly writing in the past tense.Haaland three times in a month without a BVB goal
Haaland only scored four times in the first five Bundesliga games in 2021. Okay, twice of them,, but three times the Norwegian went without a goal. You have to imagine this. Haaland. 100 million market value, three times in a month without a goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't even know how this should work.
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That's bad for BVB, Favre or Terzic, because the club consisted of Haaland, and you can see that also the table: Without his goals, Dortmund is the hatch that has become a club. Seventh place.
And suddenly everyone breathes a sigh of relief: there are no miracles in the Bundesliga. The kicker even boldly claims: Haaland is not a complete striker at all! What? Nothing world class, he is just a talent. Already 20 and still just one talent?
Gladbach sets Dortmund on fire
© Supplied by Sofoot Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-2 Borussia Dortmund Goals: Elvedi (11th, 32nd), Bensebaini (49th), Thuram (78th) for Fohlen // Haaland (22nd , 28th) for Dortmund An ever more rococo “Borussico”. The show was still honored as it should be between the two Borussias, but it was Gladbach who was the best driver against Dortmund on Friday night.
Nasty! It can go that fast.Haaland has a hard time against these clubs
But why is that? At first the experts whispered their analyzes to each other, now they can be read publicly: Haaland has been deciphered! That was still missing from BVB.
It's very simple: If someone can run particularly fast, all you have to do as an opponent is play in such a way that there is nothing left to run. And indeed: Haaland is finding it harder and harder against clubs that are in the back.
For example, Mainz, Cologne and Augsburg have successfully refused the annoying Haaland rumgerenne and scored seven points against BVB (1: 1, 2: 1, 2: 0).
On Saturday, Dortmund will play again against Augsburg, this time at home (). Another little one who doesn't want to run. I'm curious how it turns out. Let the Haaland show what it can really do. Asterix and Obelix didn't just score against Rome either.
Alex Steudel is a freelance journalist and lives in Hamburg. He was a Bayern and national team reporter and editor-in-chief of Sport-Bild. Since the beginning of the Corona crisis, his column for SPORT1 has been devoted to current topics from the world of football. His annual reviewis available as paperback and eBook.
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