Rose praises Haaland, says Dortmund need to improve to compete with Bayern

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Germany: Bundesliga

Wolfsburg W. Weghorst (2)

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Dortmund E. Can (Pen. 35), D. Malen (55), E. Håland (81)

By Rune Gjerulff

In the wake of Saturday’s 3-1 win over Wolfsburg, Dortmund coach Marco Rose praised Erling Haaland and looked ahead to next week’s top-of-the-table clash with Bayern.

Marco Rose.
Marco Rose. Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0

Erling Haaland scored on his return from injury as Borussia Dortmund beat Wolfsburg 3-1 in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Speaking at the post-match press conference, BVB coach Marco Rose had plenty of praise for the Norwegian international, who was subbed on towards the end of the game.

“Erling has made a good impression this week. He gives us a lot of energy when he’s there. He’s a difference maker that you can’t replace in the long run,” said Rose.

The whole world will be watching when Dortmund lock horns with familiar foes Bayern München at Signal Iduna Park next week.

While it’s currently a close contest the contest between the two sides at the top of the table, Rose knows Dortmund must improve to be able to compete with the German champions over the course of the whole season.

“Everyone is looking forward to ‘Der Klassiker’. Overall, we know that we want and need to develop a few things. We have to improve so that we can actually be a real threat to Bayern in the long run.

“When they come to our stadium next week, we want to take the chance and be there, of course.”

Wolfsburg
(3-4-2-1)
12 Pavao Pervan
4 Maxence Lacroix
23 Josuha Guilavogui ↩90
25 John Brooks
20 Ridle Baku ↩74
27 Maximilian Arnold (C)
8 Aster Vranckx
15 Jérôme Roussillon ↩61
28 Dodi Lukebakio
10 Lukas Nmecha ↩61
9 Wout Weghorst
Bench
30 Niklas Klinger
7 L. Waldschmidt ↪61
17 Maximilian Philipp ↪90
3 Sebastiaan Bornauw
5 Mickey van de Ven
6 Paulo Otávio ↪61
19 Kevin Mbabu ↪74
22 Felix Kalu Nmecha
31 Yannick Gerhardt
Dortmund
(4-2-3-1)
1 Gregor Kobel
24 Thomas Meunier
16 Manuel Akanji
15 Mats Hummels
14 Nico Schulz ↩85
23 Emre Can ↩85
8 Mahmoud Dahoud
39 Marius Wolf ↩62
11 Marco Reus (C)
19 Julian Brandt
21 Donyell Malen ↩73
Bench
35 Marwin Hitz
9 Erling Håland ↪73
27 Steffen Tigges
36 Ansgar Knauff ↪62
5 Dan-Axel Zagadou ↪85
34 Marin Pongracic
20 Reinier
28 Axel Witsel ↪85
30 Felix Passlack

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