This was conveyed by Dortmund coach Marco Rose when met by the press, Thursday.
– Erling is back in full training with the team. He’s a real possibility this weekend, Rose said.
– Erling doesn’t hurt, and that makes her very happy. He’s just happy that he’s training with the team every day again and is in a good mood. It’s always about health first. Everything else is secondary, the Dortmund boss also stated.
This is good news for a Dortmund team who are struggling with injury and illness. At Friday’s press conference, coach Rose came up with the full picture, so he’ll remember all updates about his own squad.
At first glance, he still forgets to mention the injured Haaland and American Gio Reyna, who may return to action next weekend.
Mats Hummels, Marco Reus and Raphaël Guerreiro are among the sick players.
Haaland has not played for the club team since January 22 due to a muscle injury.
In early February, Haaland went out on social media with messages that could indicate he was almost back. That was over a month ago.
Haaland has had a key part of the season marred by injuries. Also last fall, he had to endure some uncomfortable stays. The target thief had a great start to the season before he picked up a thigh injury on 19 September. Then he missed three league games and lost in important Norwegian World Cup qualifiers against Turkey and Montenegro.
After making a comeback for the club team in October, a new hip injury saw him sidelined again.
Second-placed Borussia Dortmund are nine points behind Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. Club Haaland also has matches in favor of the league’s outstanding leaders.
While Bayern have nine games left to play, Dortmund have ten.
In line with the fact that Haaland was recently injured, there is hardly a day without speculation about the Norwegian’s future. As recently as Thursday, he was the topic of Barcelona coach Xavi’s press conference.
– You said that I had met Haaland. “I don’t know,” the Spaniard said cryptically when asked if the club were hunting for his signature.
Haaland’s agreement with Borussia Dortmund runs until the 2023/24 season, but it will contain a clause allowing him to leave the club this summer for around 750 million kroner.
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