The forward once again went from the bench to the net in a 3-2 loss to the DFB Pokal in Werder Bremen. So his teammate Burka believes that Haaland’s professionalism is behind his early success.
Haaland – Very professional striker
Norwegian international Haaland is “very masterful” and can deal with the hype around him, says goalkeeper of Dortmund Borussia Roman Burki. The young Norwegian has had a fantastic start to his Borussia Dortmund career. Since signing from Salzburg in January and scoring eight goals in 270 minutes during his five appearances so far. But attention was drawn to the 19-year-old striker long before his transfer to the Bundesliga. Where he was associated with several top European parties. After netting 16 goals in 14 appearances in the top division of Austria.
Erling continued these goalkeeper feats upon arrival in Dortmund. Capturing a hat-trick from the bench to inspire a 5-3 return victory over Augsburg in his debut. The Norwegian international followed this with two more goals against Koln and again pounced on the brace at its first start against Union Berlin.
Dortmund on 3rd place in Bundesliga
The forward once again went from the bench to the net in a 3-2 loss to the DFB Pokal in Werder Bremen. So his teammate Burka believes that Haaland’s professionalism is behind his early success. “If a young player is so repentant and world-famous at 19. It can be a difficult situation,” Burki told reporters. “But he’s a great guy who knows what he’s talking about. Erling is very professional. I’m always one of the first in the training center, but he is there even earlier. He also comes to the training centre on weekends.
“He knows what is principal and good for him.” Despite Haaland’s phenomenal record before the goal, Dortmund slipped to third place after Bayer Leverkusen’s 4-3 loss on Saturday. The result leaves them four points behind from the leaders of the Bayern and three – from “RB Leipzig” in second place.
Dortmund also fell in the third round of the DFB Pokal in this loss to Bremen. So Burki believes that the lack of final concentration is partly to blame for their inconsistency this season. “There are a lot of starting points and discussions about what could be the cause,” the Swiss international said. “However, in the end, it is probably due to the absolute will to protect and defend the target.” This influences not only the defence but the entire team. Our attacking game works almost flawlessly, we score a lot of goals. “Now, we need to see that she is getting better on the defensive.”