Erling Braut Haaland’s amazing performance of five goals against RB Leipzig in the Champions League and another three against Burnley in the FA Cup has been marred by an injury. The young Nordic attacker is upset and devastated after confirming an injury that will prevent him from playing for Norway at the start of the Qualifying for Eurocopa Germany 2024. The Manchester City striker had been suffering from some discomfort in the pubis after the game against Burnley, and despite hoping for a quick recovery, his injury has worsened.
Stale Solbakken, the coach of the Norwegian national team, described Haaland’s state as “devastated and very frustrated,” and said that the player was affected when he spoke to him. Haaland’s commitment to the national team is laudable, having played four Nations League games with Norway in June, while being in negotiations to change teams.
The team’s doctor, Ola Sand, reported that the injury would take a long time to heal and that Haaland would miss the matches against Spain and Georgia. Solbakken highlighted the “good dialogue” he had with Manchester City and avoided speculation on whether Haaland would have played if it were a final or if he could be available for the next game in the English league.
Norway will play against Spain on March 25 to open the first matchday of group A in Malaga, and then they will play against Georgia at home in Batumi three days later. Haaland’s absence will be felt by the team, but the striker’s focus now will be on a speedy recovery, hoping to get back on the field soon.