Haaland stays untouched by rumors forward of the conflict on the town when Terzic confirms that Sancho won’t compete towards the previous membership
According to Edin Terzic, who also eliminated Jadon Sancho from the second leg on Wednesday, Erling Haaland was not affected by the transfer rumors in the quarter-finals of Borussia Dortmund's Champions League against Manchester City.
Dortmund hosts City lost 2-1 in Manchester last week and the omens are not bad for BVB. In the Champions League, the team that won the first leg 2-1 at home are eliminated more often (15) than they have so far (12).
Terzic's side will also be confident that Haaland won't have such a quiet evening in front of goal as he only managed one shot in Manchester – it was also a wonderful opportunity with an xG of 0.4 which means That this would be the average player was expected to take 40 percent of the time.
By Haaland's standards – he has nine open Champions League goals with an xG of just 5.7 in 2020-21 – it was an excellent opportunity to hammer home why he got so much praise and praise this season Got attention despite getting support for Marco Reus' goal at Etihad Stadium.
Some of that attention has turned into incessant transfer speculation, with his agent Mino Raiola spending part of the recent international hiatus talking to potential applicants.
City, whom his father Alf-Inge played for, was seen as one of the interested, and Terzic is convinced the chatter hasn't affected him, despite Haaland not having a goal for a club or country since March 20.
"I didn't notice anything and it wasn't even a problem for us," Terzic said of the rumors during the international break.
“He was very happy to come back from the national team. He was happy to see all the faces and they were happy to see him.
“He did very well last time (against City). He's known for making good runs from deep, but he also gave us a few seconds of possession. He often secured the ball well; He's a very important part of our team. "
However, Terzic – who will only be in charge until the end of the season when Marco Rose takes over – didn't want to be drawn into the debate about Haaland's future by evaluating him.
"As a coach, I have to get the best out of him, that's my job. It's not my job to put a price tag on him," he said. "I have to get the best out of the team and advance to the next round."
Just as he missed the first leg, Sancho will not be available against his former team on Wednesday – and he could still be supported by others.
"We have a few sick players who we will have to wait and see," added Terzic. “Mats Hummels and Marco Reus had to be replaced last time. There won't be enough (time) for Jadon or we'll have to see. "