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Man City: Glenn Hoddle says Erling Haaland will love the chance to face Borussia Dortmund in Europe

‘He’ll be loving that draw’: Glenn Hoddle insists Manchester City star Erling Haaland will be ‘champing at the bit’ to face former club Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League

  • Man City have been drawn against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League
  • Pep Guardiola’s side beat Dortmund 4-2 on aggregate in last year’s quarter-final
  • City’s Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, 22, will come up against his former club
  • The superstar moved from Germany to Manchester for £51million this summer
  • And Glenn Hoddle has claimed he will be ‘champing at the bit’ to face Dortmund 
  • CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW: Tottenham land dream group, City face Dortmund 

Erling Haaland will be hugely looking forward to facing his former club Borussia Dortmund with Manchester City in the Champions League, according to Glenn Hoddle.

Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions, who beat Dortmund 4-2 in last season’s quarter-final, were drawn alongside the Bundesliga outfit, Sevilla and FC Copenhagen in the group-stage draw on Thursday. 

And former England manager Hoddle told BT Sport that Haaland, who moved from Signal Iduna Park to City for £51million this summer, will ‘love’ the opportunity to come up against his former employers.

Erling Haaland (pictured) will be hugely looking forward to facing his former club Borussia Dortmund with Manchester City in the Champions League, according to pundit Glenn Hoddle

Haaland moved from Dortmund to the Premier League champions this summer for £51million

Haaland moved from Dortmund to the Premier League champions this summer for £51million

He said: ‘He’ll be loving that draw, though, Erling, won’t he? He’ll be absolutely champing at the bit to go back there and do what he’s doing here (in England).

‘He’s just got everything, this lad, absolutely everything. There’s not one part of his game that you’re questioning. 

‘What is he, 22? He’s going to get better and better and better. For £51million, that is the buy of the century.’

The Norwegian striker, one of the hottest properties in world football after scoring 86 goals in 89 games at Dortmund, has already netted three times in four games for City. 

Ex-England manager Hoddle said Haaland would be 'champing at the bit' to play Dortmund

Ex-England manager Hoddle said Haaland would be ‘champing at the bit’ to play Dortmund

And Hoddle’s fellow pundit Joleon Lescott added: ‘Sentimental elements to that (draw), of course, but looking at him and meeting him briefly, I’m sure he’s determined to go there and score goals and win the game.

‘In terms of the competition and what that’s going to bring around that tie, they obviously worked well together – Haaland and Dortmund – so there will be a lot of sentimental elements to the game in the build-up and around on the night.

‘But both teams and players are professional, and they’ll just want an outcome for their respective team.’ 

Elsewhere in the draw, Tottenham have a kind draw, Liverpool face a tough test and Chelsea will face AC Milan. 



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