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Grumpy after new setback: ‘This is not the Haaland we know’

It is not yet the season of Borussia Dortmund so far. The German club was eliminated from the Champions League in a group including Ajax and is already nine points behind leader Bayern Munich after Saturday’s surprising defeat at Hertha BSC. Star player Erling Haaland could not suppress his chagrin.

Hertha BSC (3 – 2) Borussia Dortmund

Marco Richter’s 3-1 caused frustration for the Norwegian striker, who mumbled something and made a throw-away gesture. Opponent Niklas Stark had to pay for it moments later during a duel. Haaland pushed the defender away. One statistic said enough about the match that Haaland played. The attacker had only one shot, which was not even on target. For the first time this season, Haaland failed to score in a Bundesliga game.

Former German international Lothar Matthäus also saw that Haaland was not feeling well in the game. “He didn’t appeal to me,” said Matthäus at Sky Deutschland. “He’s not the Haaland we’ve come to know over the past two years.” The German newspaper BILD already took an advance on the title fight, although there is no real battle. Bayern are already nine points ahead. “After the final whistle at Hertha-Dortmund, there is no doubt that Bayern will become champions for the tenth time in a row.”

Although Dortmund Haaland not want to let go, everything indicates that the Norwegian summer coming the next step is going to make . In any case, the striker is not tempted to stay longer due to the sporting achievements of the German club. Haaland is not active in the knockout phase of the Champions League and the German title already seems a utopia, despite the nineteen goals that Haaland has scored in sixteen matches this season. The rush hour is still fixed until mid-2024.



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