Borussia Dortmund interim head coach Edin Terzic lauded Erling Haaland, labelling the two-goal hero “outstanding” after another record-breaking performance.
Haaland netted a brace as Dortmund drew 2-2 with LaLiga visitors Sevilla in an absorbing clash on Tuesday but advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals 5-4 on aggregate.
In-demand Dortmund star Haaland – who has been linked with the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Barcelona and Juventus – became the quickest player to 20 Champions League goals after reaching the milestone in his 14th game in the competition.
Aged 20 years and 231 days, Haaland also became the youngest player to score in six consecutive Champions League matches, while he is the first player in the history of the competition to score at least two goals in four consecutive appearances.
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“It’s been turbulent. We are just happy. It feels really cool,” Terzic told reporters post-match.
“It’s not a matter of course for us to get this far. Now to be among the best eight in Europe makes us very happy. Erling Haaland is just outstanding.”
Led by Haaland, Dortmund will now feature in the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2016-17 after eliminating the Europa League holders.
Reflecting on the result, Terzic added: “As a little boy my dream was getting old with football. At the moment I have the feeling I am getting old because of football. It was nerve wrecking.
“But we had a lot of energy even offside the pitch with the whole staff, the bench, the few guys in the stands were enthusiastic as well. Everyone wanted to help the team. It was difficult often but it worked.”