Barسa Dortmund striker Earling Holland is “not a machine” and should be given time to recover from injury, coach Marco Rose said amid questions over Norway International’s availability for the next World Cup qualifier.
The 21-year-old star had an impressive start to the season for the German club with 11 goals and four assists in all competitions, but the Netherlands lost their last three matches due to a thigh injury.
Rose acknowledged that Norway, which will be in next week’s qualifiers with Turkey and Montenegro, as well as Dortmund, need to bring the Netherlands back into action, but said the striker should not feel pressured to return.
“Earling has been trying to play for several days now. The Bundesliga won 1 Augsburg,” Rose said after Saturday’s 2 p.m.
“It’s the stalemate we’re dealing with, and I think it would be smart if we could all stop speculation. I understand the Norwegian Federation. It’s a man, not a machine. If it Doesn’t work
“We need to make it healthy for Dortmund but also for the Norwegian national team. Things are not looking good for Norway at the moment. I shouldn’t ask. Every day. “
Dortmund are second in the Bundesliga with 15 points, one point behind Bayern Munich with the game in their hands.