Gio Reyna says he’s trying ahead to enjoying an even bigger position for Borussia Dortmund this season following his breakthrough 2019-20 marketing campaign.
The 17-year-old burst onto the scene final season, enjoying within the Bundesliga and Champions League and scoring a surprising purpose towards Werder Bremen within the DFB-Pokal.
Dortmund begin the brand new season with a cup go to to Duisburg on Monday, earlier than their first sport of the Bundesliga marketing campaign at residence to Borussia Monchengladbach on September 19.
Reyna was happy along with his debut season however is eager to kick on and set up himself within the first crew.
“A very powerful factor for me is confidence, which I’ve gotten loads of over the past six weeks in pre-season,” Reyna instructed reporters.
“I’m doing properly, I’ve gotten nearer with loads of the blokes. They’ve actually accepted me now they usually anticipate me to have an enormous season for them too. I simply suppose confidence is the most important factor that’s improved for me.
WHAT A GOAL 🤤
The #USMNT’s subsequent star? 🇺🇸
17-year-old Gio Reyna scored his first purpose for Borussia Dortmund tonight 💛🖤
The youngest ever participant to attain within the DFB-Pokal 👏 pic.twitter.com/bWCl7q54pu
— Purpose (@purpose) February four, 2020
“I realized so much final season in my first six months within the Bundesliga, getting used to the skilled velocity of play and physicality.
“I believe I made an enormous soar and I believe all people is aware of I’m able to play extra and have an even bigger position within the crew now.”
Reyna can be trying ahead to lining up alongside fellow 17-year-old Jude Bellingham, who snubbed Manchester United to affix Dortmund for €25 million (£23 million/$29 million) earlier in the summertime.
“I’m prepared for an thrilling 12 months — we all know it’s going to be a protracted 12 months as a result of we’ve got plenty of video games,” he stated.
“I believe we’re each going to get alternatives this 12 months for positive, so it’s nearly whether or not we take them or not.”
Dortmund have been boosted in current days by the return to coaching of membership talisman Marco Reus, following his newest harm outlay.
“Marco’s performed a lot for this membership and is clearly a world-class participant,” Reyna stated.
“After all there’s competitors, and it’s wholesome competitors. It could not now be as simple [to get playing time] as when he was injured, however there are nonetheless so many positives to having him again within the crew.
“I can nonetheless play in different positions and he can too. It’s not solely him, we’ve got different good attackers this season, so it’s towards different guys as properly. I’m happier to have him again than not.”