Erling Haaland has scored 11 objectives in 12 league video games since returning from RB Salzburg.© AFP
Borussia Dortmund trainer Lucien Favre insists he’s going to face up to the urge to hurry Erling Braut Haaland again into the beginning aspect to steer clear of placing the teenage striker underneath needless pressure. Haaland, 19, came off the bench to score Dortmund’s last-gasp winner at Fortuna Duesseldorf on Saturday which secured Champions League qualification for subsequent season. Bayern Munich lead second-placed Dortmund via seven issues with 3 video games to play, and victory at Werder Bremen on Tuesday would safe an 8th consecutive Bundesliga identify.
Norway global Haaland has scored 11 objectives in 12 league video games since returning from Salzburg in January, however he has been suffering with a knee harm of past due.
With a top-four end assured, Favre mentioned Haaland is not going to start out at house to relegation-threatened Mainz on Wednesday.
“He’s 19. It is customary that he’s on occasion drained,” Favre mentioned in Monday’s press convention.
“He is nonetheless rising up, has been injured two or 3 times since he is been right here.
“We must be cautious and dose out what he does. In a different way it’s going to be bad.”
Simply as he did in Duesseldorf, Julian Brandt is about to start out up entrance as a substitute of Haaland in opposition to Mainz.
“We’ve a plan with him (Haaland),” defined Favre.
“It’s unimaginable for plenty of gamers to play 3 video games in a single week,” the Swiss added, with Dortmund additionally going through third-placed RB Leipzig away this Saturday.
“We want him. I really like his mentality, he at all times needs to play, he at all times needs to win.
“In fact he nonetheless has to expand and has such a lot possible.”
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