Borussia Dortmund interim head coach Edin Terzic hailed Erling Haaland but insisted the Bundesliga club cannot always rely on the star forward following his brace.
Haaland scored twice – including a 90th-minute equaliser – as Dortmund salvaged a 2-2 draw away to lowly Cologne on Saturday.
Linked with Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Liverpool, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus, Haaland opened the scoring in the third minute.
However, two unanswered goals put Cologne ahead before Haaland rescued a point for Dortmund with a last-gasp leveller on the road.
14 – @ErlingHaaland (@blackyellow) has scored 14 away goals in the #Bundesliga this season – more than Bremen (13), Hertha (13), Mainz (11), Bielefeld (10) and Schalke (8) have scored at home in 2020-21. Partycrasher. #KOEBVB pic.twitter.com/4fkteoTnmW
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Haaland has scored 14 away goals in the Bundesliga this season – more than Werder Bremen (13), Hertha Berlin (13), Mainz (11), Arminia Bielefeld (10) and Schalke (eight) have scored at home in 2020-21 as Terzic lauded the Norway international.
“Erling’s qualities can’t be hidden from anyone,” Terzic told reporters post-match after Haaland left the field frustrated.
“He scored another two goals today and had, I think, five chances in total. But sill you could see his disappointment today because he wanted to leave the pitch with three points.
“His will to win is what makes him so special. He shows that to us every day and to the rest one or two times a week.
“We are very happy to have him with us but that doesn’t mean that we will do less. We will keep on helping him so he can help us.”