Youngster Tobias Raschl loves to take the squad place of emigrated Julian Weigl at Borussia Dortmund in the rack round.
“It’s a pity that Julian Weigl is leaving, even if I’m happy for him, because we got along well. This now opens up a position, so we can see how this develops. I train, I’m more, I’m always, it’s done. I have to wait for my chance, especially now in the new half-year,” Raschl said at a media meeting at BVB in Marbella.
The 19-year-old midfielder, who has not played in Lucien Favre’s team until now, said: “We young players train, we do our best, try to recommend ourselves, especially when we have a good coach. And then we hope to get the chance.”
Raschl cited Belgian strategist Axel Witsel as a role model in the current BVB squad. “His calmness at the ball, his presence at the center, his game intelligence, there are a lot of things that Can look away from him.”
Tobias Raschl: Change to BVB “the right decision”
Raschl, who played in the Dortmund U23 and Youth League, also spoke of the leap from young talent to the pros: “The speed difference is extreme. In the youth area I have much more time, can shoot a pirouette here, because turn in, there is a tunnel, and here three opponents come directly towards you. I have to orientate myself and act faster.”
His move from Fortuna Düsseldorf to BVB in 2015 was raschl ‘the right decision, even if it is difficult here. That was clear to me and my family. We went through everything in our heads and consciously decided yesterday fer Dortmund.”