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Jacob Bruun Larsen:
'Leaving Dortmund wasn't an easy decision'

By Rune Gjerulff

Jacob Bruun Larsen says the decision to leave Borussia Dortmund for Hoffenheim in January was tough.

Jacob Bruun Larsen.
Jacob Bruun Larsen.

Jacob Bruun Larsen has opened up on his decision to leave Borussia Dortmund for a move to Hoffenheim in January.

The Danish winger, who was brought to Dortmund at the age of just 16, said an emotional farewell to 'Die Schwarzgelben' when he chose to make the switch to PreZero Arena in the search for more playing time.

"Leaving Dortmund wasn't an easy decision," Bruun Larsen said in an interview with Kicker before explaining why he chose Hoffenheim:

"The coaching team, how you see things here, the gut feeling and how you think football - it all fit."

The 21-year-old has played three games for Hoffenheim so far and is aware that he will need some time to adjust to his new club.

"I have felt that it has been a while since I've been able to play. Physically, I feel really good. Sure, I still have a lot to learn, especially tactically. I talk to the coach a lot every day," he said.

At PreZero Arena, Bruun Larsen has joined up with fellow Dane Robert Skov, who played a role in Hoffenheim's decision to bring in the 21-year-old from Dortmund.

"[Bruun Larsen] was looking for the right club for his development. That says something about him. Of course we talked to Robert Skov about him. It's always important how the person behind the player ticks and how ambitious he is. That was all positive," Hoffenheim coach Alfred Schreuder told Kicker and added that he believes Skov and Bruun Larsen can be a "super Danish combination".

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