Dortmund forward Erling Haaland is unlikely to return from injury before CHRISTMAS, admits father Alf-Inge as the Norwegian star battles a hip problem in a major blow to his Bundesliga hopes.
- Erling Haaland faces a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a hip injury
- The Dortmund star has missed the last four games since his 4-0 loss to Ajax
- His father Alf-Inge says the forward is ‘fine’ but could be out until Christmas
Dortmund striker Erling Haaland faces being out until Christmas as he battles an ongoing hip problem, his father has admitted.
Haaland, the club’s talisman with 13 goals in ten games this season, has been absent in the last four games since struggling with injury in the 4-0 win against Ajax, but fans have been warned to wait a bit. more without him.
The 21-year-old is seen as one of the rising stars of world football and one of the most talented forwards in Europe, and his absence will be a severe blow to Marco Rose’s title chasers, who are second in the league table. Bundesliga.
Erling Haaland faces being on the sidelines until Christmas with hip flexor injury
His father, Alfe-Inge (left), confirmed the news, but said his son was ‘doing relatively well’
“He’s doing relatively well considering the situation, but he’ll be out for a while,” Alf-Inge told Norwegian station TV 2.
“It would be an advantage if he gets a few games before Christmas, but it is quite unlikely.”
It means that Dortmund, just one point behind Bayern Munich, will be without their striker when they welcome their rivals at Signal Iduna Park on December 4.
Dortmund have done well since Haaland was injured, winning three in a row against Arminia, Ingolstadt and Cologne with Thorgan Hazard, Marco Reus and Donyell Malen as forwards.
It is a severe blow for Dortmund, who are chasing Bayern Munich for the Bundesliga title.
The Norwegian big shot took to Twitter to tell his followers that he will come back ‘stronger’
But they were knocked down in the Champions League on Wednesday night when they were beaten by Ajax again, losing 3-1 at home to dampen their hopes of reaching the knockout rounds.
Haaland was initially only meant to be out “for a few weeks” after Chief Rose first confirmed the news that he had suffered a hip flexor problem, a setback that had just returned from a muscle injury. who ruled him out for three games.
Erling will come out, we will be without him even for a couple of weeks. He has a hip flexor injury that just doesn’t allow him to play, ”Rose said. It is the same thigh, but in another location.
“Erling was really depressed yesterday because he was happy to be back again. That he is out again is not good for us, it is not great for the boy, but Erling will get all the support he needs from the club, from the team. ”
Haaland will be forced to watch and cheer on his teammates from the bench for now.
His impressive performances in front of goal have aroused great interest from players like Man City.
Haaland took to Twitter to send his followers a message promising to “come back stronger” after his latest injury concern.
‘It’s time to focus on my recovery. I will come back stronger! ‘posted for his 1.3 million followers.
Haaland has been the subject of great interest from the best European clubs, with Manchester City being the most recently linked. PSG and Real Madrid are believed to be interested as well, but one of the club’s directors is confident that he will stick around beyond the end of the season.
Sebastian Kehl, Dortmund first team football boss, said: ‘Of course we are trying to give him the feeling that Borussia Dortmund is still one of the best directions for him and that he can still develop here.
Maybe we can still convince him. We will fight for him. We will try everything. The decision has not been made yet, but I would bet € 100 [on him staying].