Haaland will leave the training camp of the Norwegian team due to injury, so he will return to England to be accompanied by Manchester City. Aursnes, praised by the coach, is still an option.
The selection has been pointed out as the great Erling Haaland’s Achilles heel on the way to the gallery of immortals of world football. Norway is a team still in development. While other talents manage to break records and win international titles, the Manchester City striker tries to help the Norwegian team, little by little, rise from 43rd place in the standings classification of FIFA. See, for example, that Enzo Fernández and Julián Álvarez, being players of more or less the same generation, with few international caps other than those they achieved in Qatar, managed to add the World Cup to their curriculum.
Norway starts qualifying for the 2024 Euro Cup, a test where it has only been once, with matches against Spain and Georgia. To try to qualify in a group A that also includes Cyprus and Scotland, the coach Stale Solbakken put together a squad that, in addition to Haaland, includes Aursnes, Odegaard (Arsenal), Ostigaard (Naples), Ola Solbakken (AS Roma) or Sorloth (Real society). However, the coach saw the list run out which, after years of soccer evolution in the country, leaves some hope of finishing in one of the first two places. the striker’s departure from Manchester City with a groin injury.
Her er Norges tropp til de to første EM-kvalifiseringskampene mot Spania og Georgia i mars????????????#sterkeresammen pic.twitter.com/INHYZd8r2B
— NorgesFootballforbund (@nff_info) March 14, 2023
Para et vakkert øyeblikk???? @ErlingHaaland pic.twitter.com/HiT6uyOXeq
– TV 2 Sport (@tv2sport) March 20, 2023
“We expected it to be light, but after the tests and exams it became clear that Haaland will not play the matches against Spain and Georgia. it is better that he has medical follow-up at your club”clarified the Norwegian team doctor, Ola Sand, referring to the fact that the player will return to England to be accompanied by the Manchester City medical team, leaving the practices that take place in Marbella.
“Erling suffered a lot when he realized he couldn’t fight for the team”Revealed Stale Solbakken, coach of the team where Haaland has 21 goals in 23 games. “Fortunately, in this group there is still a lot of self-confidence, talent and cohesion to score points in the next games. We are not going to close, but we will continue our work to be fully prepared.”
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Despite the fact that Haaland left the team’s concentration, Fredrik Aursnes, in different roles, tries to make up for the absence of his teammate. The Benfica player deserved praise from Stale Solbakken. “He took steps forward”, he began by analyzing in an interview with the newspaper A Bola. “Touch the ball even faster, find better solutions. This is also related to trust, now even greater, and We feel that he is having fun on the field.” The reinforcement of the Reds for this season has played ten games with the national team without scoring a single goal and is recognized for its versatility.