Haaland glad to be back

26 July 2021 00:29:27 GMTPlus10

Erling Haaland has revealed his delight at being back in action after Borussia Dortmund continued their pre-season preparations against Athletic Bilbao.

Dortmund can be backed at 1.45 to win their 2021/22 Bundesliga opener against Eintracht Frankfurt, who are 5.75, while the draw is available at 5.00.

A largely disappointing 2020/21 campaign came to an end with Dortmund in third and, with new boss Marco Rose at the helm, they are eager to mount a challenge for the title.

It's good to be back and to play my first game of pre-season.

Erling Haaland

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Die Borussen last won the league in 2011/12 but with Haaland, who scored 27 goals in 28 Bundesliga outings last term, they have an excellent opportunity to pile the pressure on defending champions Bayern Munich this time around.

Rose's men won their first pre-season outing against FC Giessen but they fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Bilbao on Saturday as Haaland got some valuable minutes under his belt.

The Norway international has played down the significance of the result and insists they will be raring to go for the season-opener against Eintracht on 14th August.

Haaland told Dortmund's official website: ''It's good to be back and to play my first game of pre-season. The result obviously wasn't good, but that's not what it's about. It goes without saying that we want to win, but getting to run and play with the team and work on certain situations is good.

"The season starts in two weeks, and we're going to be well prepared for it.''

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