Gio Reyna loving life at Borussia Dortmund as he looks set for a key role this season

Gio Reyna (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
Gio Reyna (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) /

Gio Reyna has said that he is very happy to be at Borussia Dortmund, and does not consider the club to be a stepping stone.

2020 has certainly been the year of Gio Reyna so far. The 17 year old made such an impression on Borussia Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre during the mid-season training camp, that he named him in the squad for every game in the rückrunde, unless he was injured.

Reyna made his debut in the 5-3 win over Augsburg in January, and went on to make a total of 18 appearances during his first season. He repaid his coach’s faith with encouraging performances almost every time he stepped on to the pitch. And he ended his breakthrough campaign with one incredible goal, and two key assists (against PSG and RB Leipzig) to his name.

Reyna has continued to impress during pre-season, scoring four goals in just three appearances for the Black and Yellows. The rising star looks set for an even bigger role in the team this season, and he is absolutely loving life at Borussia Dortmund.

"In an interview with BILD, Reyna said: “Right now, I am very, very happy here, and that is all that counts. Dortmund is not a stepping stone to me. It is a club that is fighting for titles. The incredible fans alone make the BVB something special.”"

Reyna also spoke about playing with the many exceptionally talented youngsters in the Borussia Dortmund squad, including Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland.

"“It is a lot of fun to be out there on the pitch with Jadon and Erling. In the Champions League match against Paris, we formed the attack towards the end, and we won 2-1. Two 19-year-olds and a 17-year-old, that was pretty cool. This can make the club proud. Because that is exactly what the club stands for.”"

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The attacking midfielder also looks set for his first national team call-up, with United States head coach Gregg Berhalter confirming earlier this week that he will be a part of his next squad. But before that, Reyna will have his sights set on helping Borussia Dortmund get off to a good start in their bid to win the Bundesliga title this season.