Tom Rothe did not worry about a dedication in the top match near Bayern Munich. After his remarkable debut including goal premiere, the only 17-year-old enjoyed the moments in front of the celebrating yellow wall.
“When you run here yourself, that’s already crass goose bumps, indescribable,” Rothe said wide grinning and added with a view to the Bayern game: “What comes in the near future, we will see.”
The U19 international led the 6: 1 (5: 0) protected from Borussia Dortmund against a VfL Wolfsburg completely overwhelmed in the first half with the leadership by head (24.).
“It took one, two seconds, until I realized that he is in it,” the left-part reported, who slipped into the starting eleven after a few failures and met as the youngest player of the Bundesliga story already met in his first game.
Trainer Marco Rose consecrated Rothe after the end training on Good Friday into his plans. After that he “not fall asleep so well,” he betrayed. But it was “a lot talked to me”: “I was not thrown into cold water.” Also Captain Marco Reus praised the newcomer: “He was nervously nervous at the beginning, as each one of us has been at his first game. He makes him outstanding.”
“We have been on the note for a long time”
Rose was pleased after the encounter of his successful chess train. “The boy has made that outstandingly. We have been on the note for a while,” said the BVB coach and stressed, “It is very clarified for his age.” For the club and the people here it is very important to “always install players from their own offspring they can be proud of”. So in the final phase Lion Semic (18) and Jamie Bynoe Gittens (17) gave their Bundesliga debut.
The game was at this time after the other goals by Axel Witsel (26th), Manuel Akanji (28th), Emre Can (34.) and Erling Haaland (38./54.) Long-decided – and not only Rothe felt happiness.
“It was really fun. We played very dominant, were handy, playful, and we shot beautiful goals,” said Rose and supplemented: “Overall, we brought the fans a beautiful barey day. It should become a kind of drug, always to have this mood. We want to make the stadium to a fortress with the fans. “
BVB qualified for the Champions League
The seventh Champions League entry into series is already perfect. At four outstanding games, the BVB has twelve points ahead of rank five – and Bayer Leverkusen (4th) plays at the end of the SC Freiburg (5.).
But now the German record champion is waiting. Seven defeats in a row has conceded BVB against Bayern. To finish this black series, it fits well that in addition to Rothe Haaland could rejoice after 422 minutes without a goal again and refused in the second half.
“He gave us a lot of depth in the game, also as a wall player. He was very present,” Rose praised the original violence from Norway. And in Haaland’s head, the game in Munich is likely to play a role.