Modified 17 Might 2020, 06:26 IST
Erling Haaland confidently claimed his quick return to scoring type got here as no shock after serving to Borussia Dortmund to an enormous Bundesliga win over Schalke.
The 19-year-old Norwegian struck the opener in his facet’s 4-Zero victory at Sign Iduna Park on Saturday as Germany’s high tier resumed following a two-month suspension as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Raphael Guerreiro added a brace both facet of an emphatic Thorgan Hazard end to finish the Revierderby rout for hosts Dortmund, who confirmed few indicators of rust.
Haaland prompt his 10th purpose in 9 Bundesliga appearances was to be anticipated regardless of admitting he was not but absolutely on top of things.
“In fact I am not the identical. I have never been enjoying video games for seven weeks, so in fact not,” he informed the Bundesliga’s official web site.
“However I do know I’ve been working arduous this era and I’m not stunned [to score], no.”
Not fairly the identical, however not stunned to be scoring.
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) Might 16, 2020
Haaland and Dortmund benefited from an excellent Julian Brandt show that steered the title contenders to inside a degree of leaders Bayern Munich.
The attacking midfielder was concerned in all 4 objectives, every of them celebrated in uncommon style as gamers tried to maintain contact to a minimal.
“You must discover a technique to take advantage of the scenario and have enjoyable,” Brandt mentioned.
“What higher technique to begin than with a win? Clearly I would favor if situations had been regular, however it’s what it’s.
“It wasn’t an ideal efficiency, however I am joyful after such a prolonged hiatus.”