Sebastian Kehl commented on Erling Haaland’s contract situation ahead of Borussia Dortmund’s game against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday night. In addition, the head of the BVB license players department defended a statement from his boss Hans-Joachim Watzke.
“The plan is that we will sit down when the time comes,” Kehl told Sky about the Norwegian, who can switch in the summer with a waiver clause. “Both parties want clarity and even though the interests may differ somewhat, we will do everything we can to keep Erling at BVB.”
The old BVB player was optimistic: “I don’t see our chances badly. The decision is up to him, if there is news, we will communicate it.”
Before the game, Kehl also criticized the Dortmund team’s weakness outside the home: “We need to perform better outside the home. Having the right attitude is crucial.” Coach Marco Rose also hinted at the team’s attitude after the hard-fought 3-2 win in Frankfurt: “It has been shown that that attitude is worth it.”
Hans-Joachim Watzke’s statements about the Munich rival (“Bayern are playing exceptionally well and I think it would be easier in a different league at the moment”) Kehl defended. “The statement expresses the reality,” he emphasized: “It’s about the economic difference. In terms of sport, we were one point apart at the beginning of December. You showed more consistency then. There was economic progress and therefore it is becoming more and more more difficult.”