World: Mustafa Amini about his time at BVB: "Everyone only there for himself"

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Mustafa Amini wurde beim BVB nicht glücklich © Tracey Nearmy / Getty Images Mustafa Amini was not happy at BVB

For four years Mustafa Amini was contractually bound to BVB , could in his time in the Bundesliga, however, did not prevail in the club and was awarded several times. Now the midfielder looks back on his time in Dortmund and has not only positive things to say.

From 2011 to 2015 Mustafa Amini was part of the BVB family, but was not allowed to work for the first team. Only in the second team of this year's Bundesliga second was the Australian allowed to run often, and was finally allowed to move free after several loans .

struggle among young BVB players was "unscrupulous"

In an interview with Spox and Goal, the now 27-year-old spoke about his time with the black and yellow team and reports of a largely disappointing time in Germany. Accordingly, the competition within the junior squad was not only enormous, but also correspondingly tough.

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According to their own statements, the cooperation in Dortmund was "unscrupulous" due to various egos of the young football players, who were all fighting for a place in the first team, and "it seemed more like everyone was there for themselves". Amini goes one step further and blames this fact for the still unsuccessful performance of the second team: "I think that is the reason why the second team has never been successful."

Amini im BVB-Trikot © MinuteMedia Amini in BVB jersey

Born in Sydney, overall, the youngsters' department in Dortmund doesn't have good hair. For example, as a foreign player you would have had a difficult time in the club right from the start: "I don't want to judge, but if you want to play, it helps, of course, to be German. (...) Everyone is fighting to play in the Bundesliga. If you're a striker, you hope that your rival won't score in this position. There was a lot of competition because everyone wanted to focus on the pros. "

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Interestingly, Amini had positive memories of today's Schalke coach David Wagner, who was the coach of the Dortmund team at the time. He was extremely ambitious even in his time in Dortmund: "He made sure he got what he wanted. I still remember how we lost a friendly against a fourth or fifth division team. The next day we already had to do it four o'clock in the morning on the training ground. There we ran mountain runs with medicine balls for an hour and a half. "

goal: Back to the Bundesliga

In addition, Wagner had honestly told him from the start how difficult it could be for the Australian to play in Dortmund: "I came on in one of my first games for the U23 against Preußen Münster In the final stages I made a mistake, we lost the game and Wagner shouted at me on the pitch and the next day he said it could be difficult for me because I'm Australian and I'm not used to German culture, but I stayed and have prevailed under him in the third year. "

Ultimately, the curly hair was denied the breakthrough in Dortmund. After his contract in the Ruhr region had expired, talks about an extension were never even carried out because "it was time to take the next step". After his time in Dortmund, the path then led to Denmark, where his last contract with Aarhus GF ended on June 30th. How it will go on is not yet clear. But for Amini it is clear: "My dream is to play in the Bundesliga one day."

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