Dortmund Look To Haaland To Help Reboot Bundesliga Title Bid
Berlin, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Feb, 2020 ) :Borussia Dortmund must tighten their defence and trust teenage striker Erling Braut Haaland to provide the goals against Bundesliga giant-killers Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday after a "week to forget".
Dortmund conceded two goals inside 82 seconds late on during last Saturday's 4-3 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen which left senior club bosses fuming.
After eight goals in his four previous games, it was the first time new signing Haaland, 19, had failed to score for Dortmund.
"We're conceding too many goals, which often means we lose the reward for our work as we're scoring enough," said sporting director Michael Zorc.
It will be no easy task to reboot their title challenge at Signal Iduna Park against Frankfurt, while they also have Tuesday's Champions League last-16 first leg against Paris Saint-Germain looming on the horizon.
Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has been correcting defensive flaws in training after neither Manuel Akanji nor centre-back partner Mats Hummels covered themselves in glory in Leverkusen.
"It takes time to correct a few things, but it's coming," said Favre, who comes under more pressure with each defeat.
January signing Emre Can urged his teammates to "play dirty -- a foul here, defend better there".
Eintracht welcome back Dutch striker Bas Dost after a stomach bug kept him sidelined for last weekend's 5-0 thumping of Augsburg.