Two dream goals in the cup. A template against Bremen (1: 2). And now two hits in the test against Altach (2-0). FCN newcomer Taylan Duman (24) seems to have finally arrived at the club.
Last season Duman trained in Dortmund almost exclusively with football greats such as Haaland, Reus and Hummels. Although the midfielder was ultimately without a professional appearance at BVB, the time with the star ensemble was formative.
Duman to BILD: “It’s a different kind of football than in the second division. Technically savvy, it’s less about fighting and running. In a confined space there is little better in the world than BVB. It was great fun to play with people like that because you can see how you get better. “
Above all, Duman took an ex-colleague as a role model: European champion Raphael Guerreiro (27). The German-Turk completed a kind of apprenticeship with the Portuguese left-back.
Duman: “I feel like he’s a little underestimated. But if you look at the Dortmund game correctly, you can see that almost 80 percent is about him. He’s not the fastest on the track, but shifts faster than the others and comes out of tight situations in such a way that his teammates look better. “
But Duman received a lot of help from the Portuguese not only on the pitch. The noble technician continues: “I have often spoken to Guerreiro, got tips and asked what he would do for it. But there is also a lot of talent and you can’t work on it as much as with other things. “
However, some things seem to have stuck. It’s not for nothing that Duman is getting stronger and stronger at the FCN.