It is no longer news that Bayern Munich has won its eight successive Bundesliga title. Still, Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland is not happy over it while speaking about his goal of landing the atop prize.
The Norwegian striker has been in sparkling form since joining BVB in January, scoring 13 goals from 14 games. His goals have not been enough to secure the title.
The Bavarian giants became champions once again during the midweek with victory at Werder Bremen. In the last eight seasons that Bayern had lifted the title, Dortmund had finished runners-up on five occasions. Saturday’s 2-0 win against third-placed RB Leipzig ensured they secured second place once more. Haaland scored both goals in the top battle to take his tally to 16 goals in 17 appearances since his January move from RB Salzburg.
Although satisfied with his performance, but the Norwegian was not satisfied with finishing second. Speaking with BT Sport, after the win over Leipzig, he said: “First of all it is of course sh*t that Bayern won. But that is how it is now, and we have to do our best out of it. And now we have secured second place, but we tried to get as close as we can on them.”
Haaland speaks on Giovanni Reyna’s performance
Giovanni Reyna, a 17-year-old son of former United States international Claudio Reyna, made his first start for Dortmund on Saturday, and Haaland described the midfielder as the American dream. The young lad spent his youth career at New York City FC before joining Dortmund’s academy in 2019. He had gone on to make a big impact at Signal Iduna Park.
Giovanni emerged as the youngest American to feature in Bundesliga after making his debut against Augsburg in January at the age of 17 years and 66 days, breaking the previous record held by Christian Pulisic. Since then, he had made 17 appearances for the club in all competitions, where he had displayed great vision. He set up Haaland for his opening goal.
“I have called him the American dream before, and it’s true. He is 17-years-old and what he is doing on the pitch is amazing. He has a huge future in front of him.”