The Borussia Dortmund striker is going through a very difficult period at both club and national level.
Erling Haaland failed to strike the back of the net in both rounds of Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League quarter-finals against Manchester City, as Pep Guardiola’s side advanced to the semi-finals of the competition.
Following Wednesday night’s 2-1 loss at Signal Iduna Park, that means the Norwegian striker has now made seven appearances without scoring a single goal in all competitions, both for Dortmund and his national side.
Even though he didn’t score against City, Haaland is still the Champions League top scorer this season with 10 goals, followed by Kylian Mbappe, who has found the back of the net eight times.
Haaland also failed to score in Norway’s three World Cup qualifiers against Gibraltar, Turkey and Montenegro in the last international break, and he couldn’t get his name on the sheet. match against Eintracht Frankfurt and Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.
Despite his recent scoring drought, the 20-year-old has been extraordinary this season, scoring 33 times in 35 games, while also registering 10 assists.
Oddly enough, Haaland’s decline in form coincided with the series of trips by his agent Mino Raiola and the player’s father, Alf-Inge Haaland, to meet some European powers, including Real Madrid and Barcelona, and discuss the future. of the attacker.
“I can confirm that I was in Dortmund for discussions [sur l’avenir de Haaland]”Raiola told Sport1 this week.” Michael Zorc has made it clear to us that Dortmund do not want to sell Erling this summer. I respect that opinion, but that doesn’t automatically mean that I also agree. “
“Dortmund have been very clear in their opinions. We agree with that. There is no war between us and Dortmund. Absolutely not.”