Borussia Dortmund boss Edin Terzic warns Erling Haaland he must ‘slow down’ after the forward returned to training following a month out with a hamstring injury but hails his ‘hunger’ to get back on the pitch
- The Norwegian striker has missed the whole of December due to injury
- Borussia Dortmund only won one of their four Bundesliga matches without him
- Erling Haaland has scored a remarkable 17 goals in 14 appearances this season
- Dortmund are sixth in the Bundesliga, nine points behind leaders RB Leipzig
Borussia Dortmund head coach Edin Terzic warned his star striker Erling Haaland he must ‘slow down’ after returning to training.
The 20-year-old missed the whole of December with a hamstring injury, but has been working hard to return to full fitness.
The Norwegian international could only watch from the treatment table as Dortmund only won one of their four Bundesliga matches without him, they are now nine points behind league leaders RB Leipzig.
Edin Terzic (left) told Erling Halaand (right) he needs to ‘slow down’ as he recovers from injury
The poor run of form culminated in a 5-1 home defeat to Stuttgart last month, which saw head coach Lucien Favre sacked.
Terzic, who was appointed interim boss until the end of the season, said while he appreciates Haaland’s eagerness to return, he believes a little caution may be needed.
Speaking ahead of Sunday’s Bundesliga home game against Wolfsburg, Terzic said: ‘Erling Haaland is known for his hunger for play, to score goals. This is one of his qualities. We see it in every game.
‘But we have to be careful and tell him to slow down. Especially when he has barely returned from injury. Apart from that, we guide him quietly, but it’s good to see this desire, this hunger.’
The 20-year-old Norwegian striker has enjoyed a prolific campaign with Borussia Dortmund
Haaland is enjoying a sensational season with Dortmund. he’s scored 17 goals in just 14 appearances, including 10 in just eight Bundesliga games.
Dortmund’s form however has been nowhere near as consistent, BVB find themselves sixth and their five defeats are the most of any side in the top of half of the league.
Star men such as Jadon Sancho have underperformed this season, the 22-year-old England international is yet to score a league goal this campaign.
Terzic’s side will be without Thorgan Hazard and Youssoufa Moukoko for the visit of Wolfsburg on Sunday.
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