Axel Witsel: The Right Man In The Right Time


This years transfers were in full swing for Borussia Dortmund and new coach Lucien Favre as they signed no less than 7 players. The last game against 2-tier team Greuther Fürth proved that Axel Witsel is the right man in the right time.


Borussia Dortmund signed Witsel from Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian. Achraf Hakimi’s loan from Real Madrid, Abdo Diallo’s signing from Mainz and Thomas Delaney from Bremen all made headline news this summer. But the Belgian’s efficiency has been the most keenly felt so far.

In the DFB Pokal first round, Borussia Dortmund faced Greuther Furth on monday. As the yellow blacks were loosing, Witsel’s introduction brought a new breath to the team’s midfield. At the 95 minute, Axel Witsel scored the equalizer bringing Borussia Dortmund back from an early exit.

Borussia Dortmund’s New Signing Axel Witsel.


Marco Reus scored the winner adding to his assist for Witsel’s goal. The 29-year-old praised his new teammate as he told Kicker :

“Witsel has a big character, When he came on you could see that he was exactly what we needed. We’re now very well stocked in this position.”

Witsel, who played 96 games for his country is competing with Julian Weigl, Mahmoud Dahoud and Delaney for a deep central position. His work on Monday must put him on the line-up against RB Leipzig on Sunday.

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