Better this Saturday could not have run for Tom Rothe at all. The 17-year-old Youngster of the BVB not only celebrated his Bundesliga debut, he scored his first goal for the professionals of Borussia Dortmund after just 24 minutes. Clear that the teenager of the celebrated man after the 6: 1 success of the Dortmund was against the VfL Wolfsburg.
Rothe himself searched at the “Sky” microphone after his dream debut first to words to explain the just experienced in the signal Iduna Park.
“Indescribable that I could play at all in the starting eleven today. I am pleased that I was allowed to do my first game and that I also met. Indescribable! Better can not run,” says the left-back of the BVB, which after the injuries from Raphael Guerreiro and Thorgan Hazard to the black yellow team was rotated.
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Dortmund’s head coach Marco Rose ordered the left foot instead of ex-national player Nico Schulz in the BVB-Startelf. At the latest after his 1-0 leadership hit by head after corner by Julian Brandt, Rothe had conquered the hearts of the almost 80,000 spectators in the Dortmunder Stadium then in the storm.
“The boy made that outstandingly. Of course, we have been on the note for a long time and know his qualities. […] Due to our human situation, it was time to reverse a boy’s time. I think he has shown That we rightly made it, “Rose was pleased after the game over the great debut of Dortmund’s new number 36.
Rothe changed last year to BVB
The youngster himself actually plays in the A-youth of BVB, stood in the current U19-Bundesliga season so far eleven times on the field.
With his first Bundesliga game in front of almost sold-out house, Rothe himself had not expected at all, as he told the “Sky” microphone: “You have to process the message first, she came very spontaneously after graduation training. But there had been there I’m not so much time to think, that’s why it was quite good that I had a free head. Nevertheless, I was a little excited before the game. “
To date, he knew the atmosphere in the Dortmund Signal Iduna Park only as a viewer. “When you run here yourself, that’s already crass goose bumps!”, Says Rothe.
BVB coach Rose praised the left-back, which was allowed to return to his Bundesliga premiere up to the 88th minute of the game and was replaced for the final minutes by the next debutant Lion Semic, for a “very clarified game”. With his gate Rothe “got even more security,” Rose was pleased about the performance of the defense player, who was changed from FC St. Pauli to BVB last year.