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Michael Zorc waxes lyrical about Dortmund's young talent:
'The boys are developing extremely fast'

By Rune Gjerulff

Borussia Dortmund boss Michael Zorc is delighted with the club's talent-filled young squad.

Michael Zorc.
Michael Zorc.Photo: Tim.Reckmann/CC-by-SA 3.0

Giovanni Reyna made history when he was teed up by Jude Bellingham to score the opener in Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach a week ago. For the first time in Bundesliga history, two 17-year-old's were directly involved in a goal.

And with Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland, both 20, also making great strides, Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc can't contain his excitement about the club's promising young squad.

"The boys are developing extremely fast, not only football-wise, but on a personal level as well. For their age, they are already very mature on the pitch and ready to take responsibility," Zorc said in an interview with Sport Bild and added:

"I don't have the feeling that anyone puts his personal interests first. We saw an example of that when we were awarded a penalty against Gladbach, and Jadon [Sancho] gave the ball to Erling [Haaland]. The week before, it was the other way around against Duisburg [in the DFB-Pokal]."

"We want the young players to be able to take responsibility. In view of the challenges we face at top level almost every week, this is one of the prerequisites for withstanding the pressure. When it comes to transfers, we make sure that the players are not only fit for the job at BVB from a sporting perspective, but also mentally."

Dortmund continue their Bundesliga campaign when they take on Augsburg on Saturday.

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