Updated on 05/04/2022 at 17:30
- Jamie Bynoe-Gittens made his debut for Borussia Dortmund against Bochum.
- The teenager knew how to convince and is already a glimmer of hope in an otherwise sad Dortmund season.
It all fell apart in the beginning for Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, and it’s hard to say it was an easy adjustment period for a teenager. “It was a difficult time, it was in the middle of the pandemic. Then I injured my ankle three times. But now I’m back. It was not an easy road when I look back,” the 17-year-old said in an interview. with Borussia Dortmund’s home broadcaster BVB-TV.
Bynoe-Gittens came to Dortmund from Manchester City’s youth department in the autumn of 2020 and had a hard time getting in touch with his new colleagues, the coaching staff, the club and the surrounding area. But that changed with the first matches with the U19s, later the youngster was allowed to taste the pros’ training on selected dates and is now on the verge of becoming part of the team.
“Now I play again and it feels good,” says Bynoe-Gittens and sees even the difficult months afterwards as a kind of help: “I’m even stronger mentally now. I went through quite a lot back then, I” I have that calm behind me. “And now a promising future in Borussia.
Rose: “He shows a few things that we miss”
Marco Rose had not yet dared to play biscuits in the Allianz Arena, although one or the other had expected Jamie Bynoe-Gittens in Dortmund’s starting eleven. Rose decided against the 17-year-old and for Reinier – and was once again bitterly disappointed with the Brazilian. Like last weekend from his entire team in the next bad home game against Bochum. One of the few bright spots: Jamie Bynoe-Gittens.
Of course, even with a 17-year-old, it does not always succeed right away. But the player’s special commitment alone – Bynoe-Gittens led most of his team’s tackles and beat the most sprints – stood out on a team where a few players played too much after the book.
“He shows a few things that we are missing that we do not even have in our squad,” said Dortmund’s coach after the battle for his youngster. A great realization two games before the end of the season. In fact, it does not speak for a particularly balanced squad structure, as the loss of the best dribbler Jadon Sancho was planned for this season, apparently not correctly estimated, or other players – like Reinier – were overestimated.
Bynoe-Gittens: Fearless and relaxed
On the other hand, it also speaks for the carefree nature of the talent, and that Bynoe-Gittens wants and can use the opportunity for fixed broadcast times. In any case, he himself is not suspected of having much to do with the professionals’ rather messy season – and you can feel that too.
The Englishman is a blessing in a sad final phase of the season and should have confidence in the last few games, if only in the light of the new season – and because the fans want fresh, motivated players.
“I was relaxed, not nervous. I was just excited to be a part of this team,” Bynoe-Gittens said. “Playing without fear is my thing. I want to stay calm and play my game.” And that’s actually the best thing that can happen to this Dortmund team at the moment.
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