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“When you see where I come from,” Füllkrug shouts in disbelief

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Niclas Füllkrug is playing his first Champions League season Niclas Füllkrug is playing his first Champions League season

Niclas Füllkrug is taking part in his first Champions League season


Borussia Dortmund is within the semi-finals of the Champions League for the primary time in eleven years. The memorable recreation towards Atletico Madrid has many winners. One is Niclas Füllkrug, who offers a euphoric and trustworthy interview.

GManaging director Hans-Joachim Watzke reacted with nice pleasure to Borussia Dortmund's first semi-final look within the Champions League in eleven years. “It is of course a proud day for all Borussia players,” mentioned the 64-year-old after the 4-2 (2-0) win within the quarter-final second leg towards Atlético Madrid on Tuesday. The drama of the sport didn’t go unnoticed by Watzke. “It was a roller coaster ride,” he mentioned: “A really great evening.”

Goal scorer Niclas Füllkrug additionally raved: “It was really magical today. The stadium was on fire.” The striker was extraordinarily touched by what he had achieved and the good environment within the sold-out area. Füllkrug just lately needed to undergo 9 aggressive video games with out scoring his personal aim, however now he scored with a wonderful header to make it 3-2.

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When requested about this, the attacker commented on “Amazon Prime”: “The goal today was amazing because it was so important.” However, you need to cope with your aim drought in a relaxed method, he mentioned, pointing to the celebrating followers behind him: “If you “This whole season sees where I come from, what I've experienced in my career – that I'm now in the Champions League semi-finals with Borussia Dortmund – so it doesn't matter whether I scored in nine games or not.”

“It makes no sense to lose there,” says Brandt

Füllkrug spent most of his profession far-off from any European Cup participation. Before the season he moved from Werder Bremen to Borussia Dortmund and is now taking part in within the Champions League for the primary time on the age of 31. Füllkrug: “I arrived here on August 30th in a situation in which it wasn’t always easy and then I tried to always give my best performance. The coach and the team always supported me.”

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Julian Brandt, who scored the 1-0, was additionally filled with pleasure. “Nights like this are special, this Champions League season in particular is special,” mentioned Brandt. “Seeing all these happy faces here in the stadium is pure satisfaction.”

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Paris Saint-Germain is now ready as an opponent within the semi-finals. The French sequence champion received the second leg at FC Barcelona 4:1 (1:1) and made up for the two:3 from the primary leg.

“It makes no sense to lose there,” mentioned Brandt. And Füllkrug was additionally already trying on the ultimate location: “Wembley is definitely the goal now. Not saying it would be nonsense.”