Erling Haaland led Borussia Dortmund to an emphatic 4-0 win over arch-rivals Schalke 04 on Saturday by scoring a brace. The first of his two goals was a sublime scissor kick that left everyone stunned. The 20 year old got away from his marker before connecting with Jadon Sancho’s cross in mid-air and volleying it into the corner of the net.
It was an incredible strike that no goalkeeper in the world would have had any chance of saving. And Haaland believes that it is the best goal he has scored in his Bundesliga career so far.
“I think it’s one of the better ones. I think in the Bundesliga, it’s my best goal. It was a nice goal.”
The brace against Schalke helped Haaland take his tally 43 goals in just 43 appearances across all competitions for Borussia Dortmund. The Norwegian international also praised Jadon Sancho for his accurate cross for the goal, and said that it is a pleasure to play with the Englishman.
“Me and Jadon keep finding each other (on the pitch). We have to keep it up and also it’s a pleasure to play with this guy.”
Sancho said that Haaland deserves all the credit for his “crazy” goal, and called the striker a goal machine.
“When I looked up I saw Erling in some space and it was strange for me to see Erling alone,” Sancho said. “I know what he can do on the pitch so I just lifted it up in the air and he’s done the rest.”
“He’s a goal machine. On the training pitch, me and Erling work together so hard so I’m not surprised that he’s able to do some of the things he does on the pitch. He deserves all the credit.”
“We’re still fighting” – Jadon Sancho on Borussia Dortmund’s top four hopes
Jadon Sancho also spoke about Borussia Dortmund’s recent struggles, and said that they will keep fighting to achieve their goals until the end of the season.
“We know what we’re capable of. We know that the recent weeks haven’t been so good and we haven’t got the results we wanted. I think we showed the fans in the last two games that we’re still fighting, and it’s not over till the end. We just keep working on the pitch week in, week out. I am happy that we got the win today.”
The win over Schalke helped Borussia Dortmund keep pace with third placed VfL Wolfsburg and fourth placed Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga standings. The Black and Yellows are still six points behind the two teams, with 12 games to go before the end of the season.