CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke of Borussia Dortmund was conquered as soon as he watched the document about Haaland. A decision was made very decisively by the German team leader. They accepted to spend 20 million to buy Norwegian spurs from Red Bull Salzburg just before the 2020 winter transfer window opened.
Watzke’s belief in Haaland quickly brought about fruit. In the match between Dortmund and PSG in the first round of the 1/8 Champions League, Erling shone brilliantly with a brace to help the home team win 2-1.
Not many players are as tall as 1.94 m but so fast. Honestly, I don’t think any player in my mind has that ability. With Dortmund, we always want a completely different style of play, “Watzke told Bild.
Dortmund accepted to push Paco Alcacer off Signal Iduna Park and put their faith in Haaland. What Haaland created in Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League group stage is truly extraordinary, but there is still much skepticism for him. Is Haaland a temporary phenomenon?
The answer is no. Since Dortmund, Haaland extinguished all doubts when showing impressive performance. He scored 11 goals in 7 matches in all competitions. Calculated in the Champions League, the Norwegian striker has 10 goals after 7 games this season.
Night at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Haaland humiliated Neymar, one of the great superstars of the football world. The brace of a teenage striker knocked out the Brazilian star. Dortmund won PSG with a score of 2-1, a result that gave the Bundesliga representative a little profit before the return leg in Paris.
Looking at Haaland and Neymar, fans saw two opposite images. One side embodies simplicity, and the other has confusion.