After kicking off the season in style, Erling Haaland dropped a hint on his future and revealed why he did push-ups after winning a penalty.
Erling Haaland is ‘proud’ to be part of Borussia Dortmund to all but confirm his plans to continue at Signal Iduna Park.
The 21-year-old began the new season in epic fashion by scoring all three goals in Dortmund’s 3-0 win over German third-tier side SV Wehen Wiesbaden in the first round of the DFB-Pokal on Saturday.
Haaland’s heroics on the night proved his importance for Dortmund, and why Chelsea were so keen to sign the striker this summer. There were even rumors the Blues would spend €175 million on him. But BVB’s resolve to not sell their star man never wavered, prompting the London club to pursue Romelu Lukaku instead.
“It’s nice to win, nice to score three goals, and just nice to be back,” Haaland told Sky Sport after the match. “It’s amazing to have the fans back here at the stadium. It’s a good feeling to see them here and I’m proud to be part of this club.”
— BVB Buzz (@BVBBuzz) August 7, 2021
What was with the push-up?
Aside from another brilliant goal-laden display, Haaland’s celebrations also grabbed attention – especially when he won a penalty at around the half-hour mark.
The Norwegian celebrated the referee’s decision to award a spot-kick by doing a push-up as he got himself back to his feet.
“It was a spontaneous action. I just felt that I had to do it,” Haaland explained.
Dortmund return to action next Saturday against Eintracht Frankfurt for their first Bundesliga game of the season under new manager Marco Rose.