Sebastien Haller has expressed that returning to play for Borussia Dortmund and scoring goals after overcoming cancer is “all a bonus”.
Sebastien Haller, who recently recovered from testicular cancer and returned to playing football at a professional level, scored two goals in Borussia Dortmund’s 6-1 victory against Koln on Saturday, which helped his team move ahead of Bayern Munich in the standings.
Dortmund managed to reach the top of the Bundesliga
Although Haller has faced some criticism for not scoring many goals, especially given his previous success as a player, he is happy to contribute to the team’s success and feels grateful for being able to play again.
Prior to his two goals against Koln, he had only scored one goal in 12 games.
“I’m happy to be here and playing at all. It’s all a bonus to me,” Haller told Sport1.
“If you think after just a few weeks everything that happened in the six months before is forgotten, that would be a big mistake.”
Borussia Dortmund director Sebastian Kehl added:“These goals will give him a boost.
“What has been surfacing in the last few weeks is not justified after everything the boy has been through. His work has paid off and he feels the support of the whole club.”