By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Dortmund chief reacts to criticism from Haaland

Erling Haaland should "have some understanding" for the situation Borussia Dortmund are in, according to club chief Hans-Joachim Watzke.
Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has reacted to criticism from Erling Haaland, who accused the club of putting him under pressure to make a decision about his future in a post-match interview following last night's 5-1 win over Freiburg.

"He is a spontaneous person, a young lad," Watzke told Ruhr Nachrichten (via BVB Buzz).

"He's allowed to do that. There is no problem with Erling.

"But he must also have some understanding for our situation. We can't wait until the end of May."

Haaland, who is under contract until 2024, has a release clause that would allow him to leave Dortmund for a fee reported to be between €75-90 million at the end of the season.

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