Witsel not surprised by his strong performances this season
Axel Witsel says he hasn't been surprised by the level he has been playing at this season.
|Axel Witsel (left) with Dries Mertens.||Photo: Кирилл Венедиктов/Soccer.ru/CC-by-SA 3.0|
Axel Witsel has impressed from day one since he joined Borussia Dortmund from Chinese side Tianjin Tianhai - formerly known as Tianjin Quanjian - in the summer.
The central midfielder's instant impact may have come as a surprise to some - but not to Witsel himself.
"It hasn't surprised me, no. I focused a lot on keeping in good shape and maintaining a high level in China," Witsel said in an interview with Kicker and went on:
"I also had very good players teammates and opponents there. That shouldn't be underestimated."
Witsel has made 24 appearances for Dortmund so far, scoring three goals and making one assist.