Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland has stated that winning the UEFA Champions League is his biggest dream.
Haaland, who recently won the Golden Boy 2020 could be the other player that could win the biggest club title for the BVB. The first and last time they lifted the trophy was in 1997 when they recorded a 3-1 win over Juventus through goals from Karl-Heinz Riedle and Lars Ricken; Juventus’ goal was scored by Alessandro Del Piero.
Top European clubs like Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus had wanted the Norwegian teenage striker to join them from Salzburg in January 2020 but he opted for the BVB in order to play under less pressure and regularly.
That seemed to be the right decision as he has scored 33 goals in 32 games for the Signa Iduna outfit as he settled almost immediately into the team.
He will be receiving the Golden Boy award for 2020 in Turin tonight. He has continued his meteoric form scoring 16 goals in 12 Champions League games so far. This has made him be linked with a move away from Die Schwarzgelben.
Haaland reveals other focus at Dortmund amidst Champions League dream
Winning the Champions League will get him delighted but his present focus is to close the gap on Bayern Munich.
Bayern is currently second on the Bundelsiga table, a point behind Bayern Leverkusen that walloped TSG Hoffeinheim 4-1 over the weekend.
“My biggest dream is obviously to win the Champions League. I want to win trophies with Dortmund.
“Right now, Bayern Munich is the best team in the world and we have to find a way to reach a higher level and beat them. We will try, with all our strength.”
After scoring 29 goals in 27 games for Salzburg and 33 in 32 games for Dortmund so far, he is not complacent.
“I only think about working hard, training and improving every day,” he added.
With such statement from an hungry striker who is just 20, more is expected to come from him.
To win the Champions League as early as possible, he might have to leave Dortmund and link up with the top clubs – Bayern Munich will be a good option but the Norwegian won’t want to be facinf his former club.
So, linking up with Real Madrid, Barcelona or PSG is a better proposition to achieving such a huge dream.
Good news! Spoke with my doctors. Back 🔜 pic.twitter.com/nziJH16mec— Erling Haaland (@ErlingHaaland) December 3, 2020
Haaland has been ruled out of the remainder of 2020 because of a hamstring injury. Once he comes back, he is expected to continue firing from all cylinders as usual.