Dortmund director was relieved to sell Erling Haaland this summer

Borussia Dortmund has been coping well without the Norwegian.

Club director Sebastian Kehl admitted he was relieved to let the Norwegian forward leave as he became a ‘burden’ on the club.

Dortmund was won all except one of their six first matches of the new season.

Kehl also admits that he wished Haaland left earlier so that the club could prepare for his absence.

“As much as we have always appreciated Erling and the success he has had with our shirt, in the end the matter had definitely become a burden, both in the dressing room and for the club,” he told Sport Bild.

“In general, for the whole environment, it was just him. The timing of the sale was right, both for us and for City. The fact that our first 10 goals this season have been scored by 10 different players proves it.”

“I would have liked to have been certain a little earlier, because that issue limited our preparation,” he added.

“Without him, we have the possibility to trust the other players. The fact that our first ten competitive goals have been scored by ten different players shows that pretty well.”


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