Dortmund star Holland ignores Real Madrid talk

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Retrieved 13 May 2020, 05:02 IST

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Borussia Dortmund star Erling Holland

Borussia Dortmund star Erling Holland insisted he was concentrating on Real Madrid despite speculation.

Holland, 19, has become one of the most sought-after forwards in Europe after an incredible start to his career at Dortmund.

Norway played for Salzburg before joining the Bundesliga in January and have scored 12 goals in 11 games for Dortmund this season.

Although Madrid are heavily involved in moving for Holland, the teenager said his focus was on his performance.

“I focus on this, not on the one who pays attention to me,” he told Sky Sport on Tuesday.

“I think about my work, which I like the most. My focus is on this.”

Hollande added: “Undoubtedly I got off to a very good start here in Dortmund. I am focused on improving every day.

“I’ve found that by taking care of those details I learn more and more, I try to stay in shape as much as possible.”

The good news is that the Bundesliga is set to resume on Saturday after the coronavirus was suspended due to an epidemic.

To restart the season, Dortmund will face Schalke in Riviaderby and Holland are excited to feel the fixing, although it will be a game behind closed doors.

“I can’t wait to survive and play my first soulful derby,” he said. “I’ve played other derbies, but never like that.”