Borussia Dortmund is prioritizing the success of the Bundesliga over the progress of the Champions League in order to keep its stars, as club boss Michael Zorc is holding on to the hope that Erling Haaland will stay “as long as possible”.
- Borussia Dortmund is currently fifth in the Bundesliga table in Germany
- You’re sitting outside of the Champions League seats, two points ahead of the top four
- After beating Sevilla, they are among the last eight of the best competitions in Europe
- However, Michael Zorc insists that they focus more on domestic duties
Borussia Dortmund prioritizes domestic success in order to keep its top stars, emphasizes the sports director.
Dortmund is currently sitting outside of the Champions League places in the Bundesliga, two points behind fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt in the table after a previously stuttering campaign.
They have more success in Europe where they reached the last eight of the Champions League last week after they drew with Sevilla.
Borussia Dortmund focuses on domestic tasks in order to keep their top stars
However, Michael Zorc insists that if they want to keep their top stars, it is more important to improve one’s standing in Germany.
Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho have long been linked to the move away from Signal Iduna Park, but while they’re in Europe’s premier competition, it gives them a reason to stay.
‘We don’t want to play in the Europa League on Thursdays. We want to give our calling card in the Champions League, ”he told Welt am Sonntag.
Zorc went on to talk about the need to keep Haaland after a scorching first full season with the club, adding, “I’ve never seen anyone like him. We can search all over Europe.
Erling Haaland is courted by a large number of large clubs, including the Premier League
“If he ever left us somewhere, there would only be a handful of clubs, but we will try to keep him as long as possible for sporting reasons.”
Haaland has scored 31 goals in just 30 games for Dortmund in all competitions this season.
Its shape has resulted in its affiliation with several of the best clubs in Europe, including Manchester City and Manchester United.