This club man! 😭💛@ErlingHaaland pays tribute to the Dortmund fans who couldn't be at the game today.
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_EN) May 16, 2020
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Håland said just ten words in his post-match interview following Saturday’s 4-0 win over Schalke at the Westfalenstadion.
The 19-year-old opened the scoring with his tenth goal in nine Bundesliga matches as the German top flight got back underway behind closed doors.
Yes, No.. thank you pic.twitter.com/r00aiB6aM6
— Jesus Acevedo (@CVSoccerReferee) May 16, 2020
Asked afterwards why he and his team-mates had gone to celebrate in front of an empty stand, he said:
Pushed on whether it was a message of sorts, he replies simply “yes”, before elaborating when pressed on the matter:
To my fans. My parents.
He doesn’t really get any more talkative from thereon in.