Erling Haaland Wins Bundesliga Player Of The Month Despite Only Playing 59 Minutes
Erling Haaland has been name Bundesliga Player of the Month despite playing less than an hour of football in January.
The 19-year-old joined Borussia Dortmund from RB Salzburg last month and scored five goals in his first two games.
He managed to beat out teammate Jadon Sancho and Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski to win the award
Bundesliga Rookie of the Month :white_check_mark:- Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) February 14, 2020
Bundesliga Player of the Month :white_check_mark:
Here's to many more, Mr. Haaland :fire: pic.twitter.com/bLJxTmyIR7
The Norwegian also managed to win Rookie of the Month to cap off his first month in Germany in style.
"He's unstoppable," Dortmund coach Lucien Favre said per ESPN. "It's fantastic as a coach to have a player like that."
- Two games- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 15, 2020
- Five goals
Erling Haaland has been named Bundesliga Player of the Month for January after playing just :five::nine: minutes!!
Haaland has now scored eight goals in his first five games for 'BVB' and told the Bundesliga's official website he didn't expect to start so strongly.
"No. To be honest, no, not like this. But you know, that's how it is, and I'm happy about that," he explained.
"I've seen them [the goals] a lot, and when I see them I just want to do it again. So yeah, I've seen it a lot."
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Lucian Favre's side have a plethora of young talent at their disposal including English teen Jadon Sancho.
Haaland praised the winger as well as Thorgan Hazard and captain Marco Reus for being world class and helping him settle in.
"You know, I've been here one month, but when my team is all so good, it gets easy sometimes to create chances and to play with them, because they're so good.
"The first second I played with Jadon [Sancho], Marco [Reus], Thorgan [Hazard], you know these guys, it just sits direct, and that's how it is with world-class players."
Sancho and Haaland were both on the scoresheet Friday night as Dortmund ran out 4-0 winners over Eintracht Frankfurt.
See ya! :wave:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 14, 2020
Clinical and composed from Jadon Sancho :fire:
:one::three: league goals this season. His best-ever tally in a single season! pic.twitter.com/R8vJpiEFLV
Its seems that Haaland is destined for the top and when he was asked if he finds the hype around him difficult to deal with he said:
"No, it's easy. Why not?"
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