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Europa League: Goals Against Cancer, Best Therapy Haller: “I enjoy every moment”


Sebastien Romain’s treat Teddy Haller (Ris-Orangis, 1994) is, whatever happens, one of the best news leaving the 2022-23 football season. The 28-year-old Ivorian international was one of the summer signings – Borussia Dortmund paid Ajax €31m for his transfer – but a testicular tumor was diagnosed as soon as he arrived. He was knocked out in the first half of the tournament.

Haller returned to play six months later after beating cancer with this message on his boot

‘9’ from ‘BVB’ had to go through the operating room twice and undergo chemotherapy sessions. “My wife was in shock, but she could handle it. But for my mother it wasn’t the same… mothers are mothers,” he admitted.

Haller’s most emotional goal: Debuting for Dortmund on World Cancer Day

Fortunately, the disease is history. Haller reappeared in January… And last weekend, in the victory over Borussia Monchengladbach (5-2), he shone again in all its splendor. Formerly of Eintracht Frankfurt and West Ham, among others, He was involved in ‘BVB’s first four goals: he scored two with a heel, forced another and conceded a penalty. before leaving his place to Mukoko at 79 minutes.

It is no coincidence that he appears again – Has seven goals and four assists in 1,053 minutes played in the Bundesliga – Borussia Dortmund made Germany’s best team in 2023. The dream of the Bundesliga – who are second, one point behind Bayern two days from the end – is still possible. “He was signed as Haaland’s replacement for a reason: he performs, scores goals and makes his teammates play,” Lothar Matthaus confirms.

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Haller’s most emotional goal: Debuting for Dortmund on World Cancer Day

Next season we will see a better Haller.

Haller plays an important role. He makes the players around him better., gets to know his coach, Edin Terzic. Sebastian Kehl, sports director of the BVB, is confident: “We’re glad you’re feeling the strength little by little. Playing with him as ‘9’ gives us an advantage in the fixed game. Knows how to catch the ball and extend play. We are sure that next season we will see an even better Haller.”

“I try to get to know my teammates better to build relationships on the field,” admits Haller, who in turn shares a more lively vision: “It’s a privilege for me to be here. I try to enjoy every moment. That’s my current goal.”

It’s a plus for me to be here. I try to enjoy every moment. This is my current goal

Sebastien Haller

Haller is back and that is without a doubt the best news.



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