Borussia Dortmund’s 6-0 victory over SCR Altach was the ideal opening game for the team’s pre-season campaign. The players that impressed were Jude Bellingham, Erling Haaland, and Julian Brandt.
Here are some of the excerpts from post-match interviews with Lucien Favre, Jude Bellingham, Erling Haaland, and Jadon Sancho.
On the first-half performance: “The team in the first half was very young. They played very well, very intelligently and with a lot of physicality too. We were really strong in the tackle, really good at winning the ball. We could have scored six or seven goals in the first half.”
On Jude Bellingham: ” Jude Bellingham played well. He has to play in front of the defence. That’s not easy when you’re 17. He got forward at the right moments. That’s important. He has a sense of when he has to shift his position, and he did a good job in that regard. It’s important that we have midfield players who can speed up the tempo and play the final ball.”
On his debut: “They were great first moments of playing with the lads. I really enjoyed it. The other players are so good, they made it easy for me. They played so well, despite the fact it was our first game back. I’m so happy to be part of this team.”
On the bond with his teammates: “I like playing with this special group. We have some extraordinary players now. I’m so happy to be out there on the pitch with them. I was once in their shoes. I know what it feels like to come out of the academy and join the first team. I try to lead them, to show them what’s good and what’s not good.”
On the performance: ”It was nice to be able to play a few minutes. The performance was solid.”