Erling Haaland has been out of action for Borussia Dortmund in recent weeks and is said to miss Norway internationals matches scheduled in October due to a thigh ailment. Haaland had a fantastic start to the season, scoring seven goals and adding four assists in only five Bundesliga games prior to getting sick.
In any of his team’s last three football matches he hasn’t played, missing league games against Augsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach, as well as a Champions League win against Sporting CP. As a result, there had been serious concerns over his availability for Norway’s next matches against Turkey, Montenegro, and Latvia, with club manager Marco Rose noting that the player had continued to struggle to walk throughout the weekend.
“Erling has been trying to play for days now… He told me, ‘I would love to play, but I can’t move the way I want to. I can’t even walk,” Rose said. “This is the status quo we are working with, and I think it would be clever if we could all stop speculating. I understand the Norwegian federation. He is a human being, not a machine. If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work.”
Haaland has since ended this uncertainty, tweeting the following on Monday morning: “Hi folks, sorry for not getting ready for the national matches. Had enjoyed myself. Anyway, good luck to Norway.”