Erling Haaland with a pained face in the friendly against Armenia.Image: www.imago-images.de / Bildbyran
09/21/2022, 15:5609/21/2022, 16:30
On March 29, Norway won the test match against the blatant underdog Armenia with a whopping 9:0. Double goal scorer Erling Haaland had to be replaced at half-time. “There was a lot of blood on the ankles”was assistant coach Kent Bergersen from “table football” quoted. A shock for all BVB fans at the time. Haaland injured again? With a boring friendship kick?
Ultimately, the Norwegian was fit again for the weekend game against RB Leipzig. Nevertheless, he had a good three months of injury time throughout the season. His current employer wants to learn from this and sends a minder to the Norwegian national team during the international release.
According to the Norwegian daily “Verden’s walk” Haaland, who is very concerned about his health, specifically requested the Manchester City physiotherapist. Of course, the man by the name of Mario Pafundi officially wants to take care of all Norwegian players.
Norway coach Ståle Solbakken coached 1. FC Köln for almost three months in 2012.Image: www.imago-images.de / Bildbyran
Coach Solbakken sees no problem
Norway coach Ståle Solbakken doesn’t seem to have a problem with the dismissal either. According to “Verdens Gang” he is constantly concerned about Haaland’s health. According to his own statement, he could hardly pull himself together in the most recent Premier League game. “‘Calm down, Erling,’ I yelled in front of the TV,” he revealed to the newspaper. “There will be more important games.”
He will probably have primarily thought of the upcoming Nations League games. On Saturday (6 p.m.) Norway will be guests of Slovenia, on the following Tuesday (8.45 p.m.) the Haaland team will welcome Serbia. If the Norwegians could defend their group lead in League B in those two games, they would be promoted to League A.
Haaland is already leading the scorer list in England.Image: www.imago-images.de / Offside Sports Photography
However, the national coach can rest easy: Haaland’s actual employer, Manchester City – who also pays his salary – pays meticulous attention to the health of the goal machine: in seven league games so far, he has already been substituted four times when City’s victory was already certain. Nevertheless, the superstar has already scored eleven goals in the league.
Jude Bellingham is currently not only the most valuable player at BVB, but even in the Bundesliga. BVB could have sold him for huge sums in the summer, but after the loss of Erling Haaland they didn’t want to give up another top performer from the offensive. So the 19-year-old initially stayed at BVB.