Bundesliga: Brandt hofft auf BVB-Aufholjagd: “Haben noch große Ziele”
The surprisingly quick comeback of striker Sébastien Haller strengthens Borussia Dortmund’s belief in a successful comeback in the Bundesliga.
“I’m surprised how fit he is,” said national player Julian Brandt in a Sport1 interview. “Of course we shouldn’t rush anything. But one thing is clear: Seb gives us an enormous additional quality. He can fix balls, gives us the opportunity to move up as a team. And he scores goals on a conveyor belt. He will definitely help us with that.”
Just 177 days after being diagnosed with a testicular tumor, the 28-year-old Haller made his debut for the Bundesliga sixth in a test against Fortuna Düsseldorf (5-1) at the Marbella training camp on Tuesday. “We hope that the body doesn’t show any negative reactions, that we can build on that and increase the workload in the next few games,” said coach Edin Terzic.
In addition to Haller, the coach can again plan with the previously injured Mahmoud Dahoud, Marco Reus, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens and Thomas Meunier. “As a result, we have a new quality. It hurt us that they broke away in the first part of the season. That shouldn’t be an excuse for our fluctuating performances, but somehow it has something to do with it,” commented Brandt.
The midfielder was combative: “It feels good that we’re coming out of a World Cup break, the injured players are fit again and the first half of the season isn’t quite over yet. We still have big goals.”
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