Lukasz Piszczek has been playing for BVB for almost eight years now. He was an important factor in winning the championships (2011, 2012) and the DFB Pokal (2012). Then the 32-year-old suffered a serious hip injury, which left him out for 168 days. However, nothing has changed in his importance for the club since then. On the tv channel Sport 1, he has now commented on the forthcoming game against Atalanta Bergamo and the new BVB goal-getter Michy Batshuayi.
“We have a tough game in front of us”
Borussia Dortmund won the game against Atalanta Bergamo 3-2 at home, but the two away goals for Atalanta are not ideal for BVB.
“Nevertheless, they first have to win against us. We’re in a good position at the moment, it’s hard to beat us right now,” Piszczek sums up. “Of course, Atalanta has been very strong in the Europa League this season and has not lost a single game until the first leg [against us]. That is why we should not underestimate this. We have a tough game ahead of us, but we can solve the task,” the right-back said.
“He always radiated peace”
Since eight Bundesliga games, Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten. For the Polish international, it is also because of head coach Peter Stöger:
“The coach gives us a lot to take along. His ease. After the three draws, media has not been quiet. But he always radiated peace.”
“He also defends very well”
Since the arrival of Batshuayi, BVB have won all its games. The Belgian scored five goals in four games for die Schwarzgelben.
“You can see how much quality he has”, Piszczek praised the Aubameyang successor. “Not just in terms of football, but how he focuses and concentrates”.
He particularly likes one quality of the striker:
“He knows above all what he has to do on the pitch. Not only to score goals, but he also defends very well.”
Even after so many years, Lukas Piszczek left no doubt that Borussia Dortmund is the club of his heart:
“I made a conscious decision in favor of BVB. That’s been my club for eight years. And I hope I can play here until the end of my career.”
Words that might please many BVB fans.