Sebastien Haller on the consequences of chemo: “The symptoms were unpleasant”

BVB striker Sébastien Haller is back on the soccer field: The Ivorian completed his first sessions with the team at the Borussia Dortmund training camp. The 28-year-old then revealed how difficult his return really was.

Borussia Dortmund welcomes its “new signing” Sébastien Haller. After surviving testicular cancer, the center forward is now toiling away in the training camp in Marbella, Spain. Even a lightning comeback in the friendly against second division team Fortuna Düsseldorf on Tuesday (4:00 p.m.) seems within the realms of possibility.

Sébastien Haller has had to go through a lot to be fit again in the six months that have passed since the diagnosis at BVB’s summer training camp. He had to endure four chemotherapies, he revealed in an interview with “Bild”, and he underwent two surgeries. “Each time I had to spend several days in the hospital and in bed.”

Haller added: “The symptoms were uncomfortable. I lost a lot of fluids every time, which also made me weigh a few kilos less. I had hiccups and stomach problems, I couldn’t taste the food properly for a while.”

BVB attacker Haller wants to “go ahead” with advice

After his recovery, Haller also wants to “go ahead” with advice on health issues, as he confirmed. He recommends a regular urological examination to everyone. “And I would also advise every club to carry out regular checks, because there are not always clear symptoms to be able to diagnose cancer.”

Meanwhile, the thought of making his debut for his new club Borussia Dortmund was always in his head, the striker, who was signed by Ajax Amsterdam in the summer, confessed. Haller definitely wants to play in front of the BVB fans in the home game against FC Augsburg on January 22, provided the coaches and doctors give their blessing.

“This moment has been playing in my mind regularly since day one. That’s what you play for at the club,” he said on Monday after training at a media round.