Ex-BVB keeper Mitchell Langerak looked back on his time in Dortmund and especially raved about Mario Götze and Jürgen Klopp. While the current goalkeeper warns of the upcoming opponent, a club legend is hoping for Haaland to stay. The latest news and rumors about the black and yellow can be found here.
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BVB, News: Ex-Keeper Langerak raves about Götze and Klopp
Goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak was BVB champion and double winner and has been playing in the Japanese J-League since 2018. He has fond memories of the time in the Ruhr area (2010-2015). “Back then I only played a few games in my home country, I was a young guy and of course I lacked the experience. Moving to Germany and BVB made me feel like the man on the moon, it was a different planet. It was one such a great time at BVB, “said the Australian Sport1.
He was only 21 years old when he moved, and in the end he only made 21 Bundesliga games for Dortmund and Stuttgart. “Sure, I would have liked to have played more games, but the experience in those years in Germany was incredibly valuable. Now I’m ten times better than in Germany because I play regularly and have been able to improve step by step.”
Since moving to Nagoya, the 33-year-old has already played to zero 50 times – a league record. He laid the foundation for this during his time at Borussia as a substitute for Roman Weidenfeller. “I copied everything he did. I never felt stress in this great club with this great coach. Roman wanted to help me in every situation. I just wanted to learn in the first two years behind Roman.”
In particular, his relationship with Klopp was “very good”: “I got lovely news from Jürgen when I was playing my first year at VfB. He’s such a great person. I was like a son to Jürgen Klopp. It was extraordinary “I’m grateful that he was my coach. He was so patient with me. I thank him forever for that.”
To this day he keeps in contact with Neven Subotic, Mario Götze, Kevin Großkreutz and the former goalkeeping coach Teddy de Beer. Langerak said of Götze: “When I came to Dortmund at the time, he was 17. He was already very professional back then. Perhaps the most professional player I played with next to Robert Lewandowski. Mario already had a head like a 28-year-old. Mentally he was almost better than any other player at BVB. ” Langerak believes Götze’s move to Eindhoven was the right decision: “He can now just play football again. He needed some rest in his life. And he’s less stressed with his hype than in Germany.”
BVB, News: Riedle hopes to stay in Haaland
Dortmund’s former striker Karl-Heinz Riedle is hoping that striker Erling Haaland will stay with BVB beyond the current season. “I hope that he sees what he has at BVB,” he said German press agency. The 21-year-old could also play for the big titles with Borussia in the future. “Of course you would have to give him more than he is currently getting. Otherwise it’s utopian to keep him.”
In this regard, however, Riedle noted that there was “a philosophy” at BVB, “that the salary structure should not be completely mixed up”. The numbers called up by Haaand consultant Mino Raiola are “utopian”, explained Riedle, who shot BVB in 1997 with a double to triumph in the Champions League.
Most recently reported the asthat there was already an oral agreement about a Haaand departure after the season. Accordingly, BVB must enter into negotiations as soon as a club shows concrete interest. This is what the newspaper claims to have learned from the Raiola area. In addition, Haaland assured Borussia when he was transferred to BVB in January 2020 that he would not, under any circumstances, push for a departure in the summer of 2021. In addition to top clubs from England, Real Madrid and PSG are also said to be interested in the Norwegian.
in the Sport1-Double pass, managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke recently gave himself relaxed. “It’s not really decided whether he’ll go in the summer. Let’s wait and see.” There is definitely no need for a sale: “That some experts then say ‘They are listed on the stock exchange, they have to sell them in the summer!’ – that’s all bullshit. This decision as to whether someone has to be sold is only made by our management. “
BVB, News: Kobel warns of “disgusting” Augsburgers
On Saturday, Gregor Kobel and BVB will meet his former club FC Augsburg (from 3:30 p.m. in the live ticker). Although Borussia are clearly the favorites in front of their home crowd, the Swiss expect a difficult task. “It is important to be vigilant and to simply go through with our things offensively,” he told the BVB holiday magazine. Against clubs that “have to score points, it’s always disgusting”.
In 2019 Kobel ran for six months on loan for the Fuggerstadt team and made 18 competitive games. The FCA just managed to stay up. “We lost a lot of games and got a lot of goals against. Still, I had great experiences and was super grateful that I got the chance to score.”
About the duel with his former club, he said: “Augsburg are a team that naturally lie in wait for the counterattack. With Caligiuri they have a good standard shooter and a certain amount of solidarity that is important.”