Christian Pulisic is coming for you
Everything goes much faster with him than with others. The youngest player to have scored with the American selection and younger foreign goal scorer in the history of the Bundesliga, Christian Pulisic, nineteen years old (he celebrated them on September 18), saw a career start at a hundred- hour: the often complicated passage of categories of young people to the professional world, the Dortmund striker digested it with a maddening precocity. And this season, with the departure of Ousmane Dembélé to FC Barcelona and the arrival of Peter Bosz to the head of the Borussia, Pulisic took on new responsibilities. Here he is regular titler, a role he assumes to perfection: three goals and a decisive pass, all competitions confused.
The French defender, who was trained in Paris Saint-Germain, also arrived at the beginning of the 2017/18 season. He was five times in the championship, for injury to Portuguese Raphaël Guerreiro. On 13 September, Dan-Axel Zagadou even played against Tottenham (1-3), his first minutes in the Champions League. At just eighteen.
Another (very) good summer pick of the leaders of Dortmund, Maximilian Philipp, twenty-three years, continues the performances of high rank in recent weeks. The German, aligned by Peter Bosz on the left wing of a three-division attack he shares with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Christian Pulisic, scored two doubles in six days: against Cologne on 17 September (5-0), and against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday (6-1). The return of Marco Reus is not expected before January 2018, it will have opportunities to have fun in this offensive team of Dortmund.
If he missed the start of the season, recovering from a broken right ankle, Julian Weigl (22 years) has majestically treated his return to competition. After a few minutes against Cologne on 17 September, he took part in the Dortmund demonstration against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday. His goal, the sixth and last of his team, is a masterpiece: he controlled the ball, let it rebound and then unleashed a strike that went to lodge in the window of a helpless Tobias Sippel. The Germans, relieved of their physical worries, will now be able to resume their progress.
Because the whole of Europe was courting it, the Dortmund ruling sphere accelerated contacts to secure its recruitment long before the opening of the summer market. Mahmoud Dahoud, thus, came to garnish this season the plethoric strength of the team coached by Peter Bosz. At 21 years old, the German midfielder - born in Syria - realized a monstrous start to the season: five times in all competitions, he has already delivered five decisive passes.
Alexander Isak, who has just celebrated his eighteenth birthday, has only been allowed two short entries: Rielasingen, Germany Cup (4-0, 12 August), and against Cologne, in the Championship (5-0, 17 September). But the Swedish international (2 selections), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's designated substitute, should take advantage of the series of matches to scratch the playing time. Same observation for the Germans Felix Passlack (19) and Jeremy Toljan ). Raphaël Guerreiro (23), is on the return. The Portuguese, injured during the Confederations Cup last June, resumed his rehabilitation in mid-September. And should, in the coming weeks, find the land with Dortmund.