FC Barcelona coach Xavi has commented on the rumors about BVB striker Erling Haaland. Dortmund coach Marco Rose plagues before the first half of the season at Hertha BSC on the defensive personnel worries. The news and rumors about Borussia Dortmund.
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BVB, rumors: Haaland transfer? Xavi comments
Barca coach Xavi has commented on the rumors about BVB striker Erling Haaland. “I know absolutely nothing about Haaland, we haven’t talked about it at all,” said the Barcelona coach at a press conference on Friday.
Last week, Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola and Barca President Joan Laporta met on the sidelines of the Golden Boy Awards ceremony in Turin. It should primarily have been about potential transfer targets for the Catalans. One SportsAccording to the report, these are Haaland (BVB), Paul Pogba (ManUnited), Xavi Simons (PSG) and Noussair Mazraoui (Ajax).
“Everyone would be interested in players like Haaland playing in Spain – especially Javier Tebas (LaLiga president, editor’s note). Such a transfer would also be positive for La Liga, “said Xavi. At the same time, the coach admitted:” At the moment we have a difficult economic situation. This is our reality, but we’ll see what happens. “
At Haaland in particular, financing a possible deal for the highly indebted club seems impossible on paper. According to information from SPOX and GOAL tends Haaland in the event of a BVB farewell to a move to Real Madrid, according to Sports picture A possible Haaland transfer should not be off the table at Bayern either.
BVB, News: Dortmund without Hummels and Kobel
Borussia Dortmund has to compete in the end of the year without Mats Hummels and Gregor Kobel. The defense chief and the goalkeeper have a cold, loud Ruhr news Both did not get on board the plane to Berlin on Friday for the away game at Hertha BSC on Saturday (6.30 p.m. in LIVETICKER). There is also a question mark behind the work of Raphael Guerreiro and Marius Wolf. Marwin Hitz will be in the gate.
Regardless of the personnel worries, Rose demands a victory in the table runner-up. “We played a decent first half of the season. We can turn it into a very decent one with a sense of achievement,” said the BVB coach. For this, however, a significant increase in performance compared to the game against SpVgg Greuther Fürth (3-0) is necessary: ”We have to do it differently. Otherwise it will be difficult. We have to make it clearer, do better, make it cleaner.”
In view of the effects of the corona pandemic, Rose does not expect reinforcements for the second half of the season. “We can only play in front of 15,000 spectators. That tears another hole in the coffers. Our plans are accordingly tight. Not much will be possible. We have to look to the well-being of the club and fill a few holes,” said Rose.