Thomas Delaney determined to play a big role for Borussia Dortmund this season

Thomas Delaney (Photo by Daniel Kopatsch/Getty Images)
Thomas Delaney (Photo by Daniel Kopatsch/Getty Images) /

Despite a tough competition for places in the Borussia Dortmund midfield, Thomas Delaney is determined to play his part for the team this season.

After struggling with injuries for a large part of last season, Thomas Delaney is finally back to full fitness and is raring to go for the upcoming campaign. The Dane was limited to just 14 appearances in all competitions last season, but he is determined to play a big role for Borussia Dortmund this season.

"“The competition is huge in my position,” Delaney told Ruhr Nachrichten. “We have a lot of good midfielders. But I have enough confidence to believe that I can play a big role.”“It was a tough season for me. I didn’t play a lot of games. It was hard physically, but also for the mind. It wasn’t exactly clear what was wrong with my knee, but the pain was always there. It was a difficult time.”"

With the arrival of the highly rated Jude Bellingham, Borussia Dortmund’s midfield is pretty packed. Axel Witsel, Emre Can, Julian Brandt, Thomas Delaney, Mahmoud Dahoud and Jude Bellingham are all set to compete for the two central midfield spots in the starting line-up. But Delaney has confidence in his abilities, and wants to fight for his place in the team.

Following Bellingham’s transfer, it was reported that Delaney might be one of the players who could have to leave Borussia Dortmund this season.

A few weeks ago, a young Borussia Dortmund fan from Denmark saw the rumours that Delaney might be sold this summer. He was absolutely distraught at the thought of his favourite player potentially leaving, and made a video for him while fighting back tears. Delaney responded to the fan on Twitter, assuring him that is not going anywhere.

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Delaney does not know where the rumours came from, but he never had any thoughts of leaving, and the Black and Yellows have no intentions of selling him either. The 28 year old is still regarded very highly by the BVB bosses, both on and off the pitch. And with the packed schedule that awaits Borussia Dortmund, he will certainly get his chances this season.