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Erling Haaland credited Edin Terzic after he scored two goals in a 3-2 win over Sevilla in the Champions League, saying he has been “talking a lot” with Borussia Dortmund’s interim manager.
Terzic, who has been through a difficult period since taking office in December, enjoyed a better performance from his players as they nullified Suso’s early attack with a goal from Mahmoud Dahoud before a double from Haaland gave him to his team a 3-1 lead at the half. time.
Luuk de Jong’s late goal ensured Sevilla retain some hope of reaching the quarter-finals as they prepare for the second leg in Dortmund, but Haaland reflected on the improved performance of his teammates.
“I felt like I don’t know if you can say it is due to motivation or passion or whatever, but today we were more in line,” said Haaland, whose team arrived in Seville after having won just one of their previous six matches. in the league. DAZN.
“It was good. It was not good to let in two goals, but it is good to score three goals away and take them with us.
“We had a good plan. Edin has been good and I have been talking to him a lot. He said that today would be my game and that I would have my chances and I did, so it was an important victory.
With Dortmund in action against Schalke in the Bundesliga on Saturday, Haaland added: “We have to recover quickly now. We have a great game ahead of us this weekend.
“We have to bring this positive mentality to that game because we have to win that one too, but it was very nice to win tonight in Spain.”
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Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui felt his team deserved more from the game, which saw them defeated for the first time in 11 games in all competitions.
Dahoud’s goal was Sevilla’s first goal in nine games, and Lopetegui felt Haaland gave the visitors an advantage.
“The result is not good,” he told Canal Sur. “But there is one game left and we are holding on to that possibility.
“We didn’t deserve to lose, but in the end they have one of the best players in the world who has made a difference in three situations that we could have avoided.
“It is a very harsh punishment. We deserved the draw.”