dortmund 2012

Shinji Kagawa, Felipe Santana and Marco Reus out and about in Dortmund. Looks like Shinji is already getting along well with his teammates 😙 too bad Dortmund lost against Hamburg, hopefully they can get better after the international break.

Mohamed Zidan used to play for Dortmund in 2008 - 2012. Glad he is still in touch with his mates. So its true when Hummels said in Dortmund they are not just teammates, they are all friends 😊😊😊

Credit: @mozizou instagram

anonymous asked:

How exactly did erik go from a nobody to World Cup so fast?

Well, where should I start. When Erik was 19 he played his first full season for 1. FSV Mainz 05 in the reserve team and scored 13 goals in 33 games. At this time he was playing as a striker. In 2012 there was a time to sign a new contract. But, instead of signing a professional contract at Mainz, he chose to join Dortmund’s reserve team in February 2012. In his first year for Dortmund’s reserves, Erik made 28 appearances. First as striker and then in midfield. He scored two goals, failing to live up to expectations. However, in November 2012, Dortmund defender Marcel Schmelzer got injured and Klopp asked Erik if he sees himself as a right or left- back in the future. And that’s how the striker Erik become the defender Erik. He was also invited to the first-team’s summer training camp in 2013. He made his Bundesliga debut as a substitute against Augsburg in August 2013. He started his first Bundesliga match playing as right-back on September 21st against Nuernberg. Ten days later, he started his first Champions League game against Olympique Marseille as left-back, and even provided a crucial assist for Robert Lewandowski, who opened the scoring in the 3-0 win. So in the 13/14 season he played 19 Bundesliga matches and 7 CL matches. He was benched at BVB when Schmelzer returned, but I really think there was a reason to bench him. I think that he just caught Löw’s eye as a young talented player and that’s how he got the place in the squad for the World Cup.

That is a long story short. If there is anything else you want to know, then just ask :)