Super Eagles centre-back Leon Balogun has ‘mixed feelings’ about Erling Haaland’s absence from Borrussia Dortmund’s squad that will face Rangers in Thursday’s UEFA Europa League clash.
The Scottish champions host Dortumud at Glasgow for the return fixture with the hope of advancing to the next round after securing a 4-2 win a week ago.
Unfortunately, Dortmund are without their 21-year-old striker who is the club’s top scorer in the German top-flight with 16 goals in 14 games.
Haaland is yet to recover from an injury and Balogun has suggested it might affect their opponents’ chances in attack.
“I think in this competition you want to compete against the best and he is one of the best at the moment,” the Super Eagles star was quoted by Sky Sports.
“So from that perspective, it is a sad thing. But if you look at what he means to Dortmund then surely it is a disadvantage to them, it is going to weaken them a little bit.
“But mixed feelings. Definitely not going to complain about it though.”
Balogun is set to return to action on Thursday after missing Rangers’ last three games due to injury.