The coach of the Yellow and Black, Marco Rose returned this Friday to the situation of Dan-Axel Zagadou, who has still not extended with Borussia while his contract in the Ruhr ends next June. The French Espoirs international is gradually coming back from a knee injury, which kept him away from the pitch for several months. He has only played 6 games since the start of the season. Asked at a press conference before Dortmund’s trip to Hertha Berlin this Saturday (6.30 p.m.), the German coach reiterated his confidence in his player and hopes for an extension of the 22-year-old defender.
“I would be very happy if Daxo (Zagadou nickname, editor’s note) decided to stay at Borussia Dortmund. We must not forget: He is only 22 years old and he is an excellent central defender with very good qualities. He’s strong physically, he has speed, a very, very good left foot. So far he has had a difficult time at Dortmund as he was often injured. I think if he evolves well, he can really help us and, I hope, have a great future. I consider him a very important part of our team. “