Thomas Delaney very happy with his role and playing time at Borussia Dortmund

Thomas Delaney has had his say on his Borussia Dortmund future (Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
Thomas Delaney has had his say on his Borussia Dortmund future (Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) /

Thomas Delaney has revealed that he is very happy at Borussia Dortmund at the moment, but does not know what the future holds for him beyond the end of next season. The Danish international’s contract is due to expire in 2022. And while the BVB bosses would like to extend his contract, Delaney will wait until the new head coach arrives before making a decision on his future.

"“I’m very happy at Borussia Dortmund,” Delaney said. “We’ve changed coaches and it’s not yet clear how things will go from the summer. We will talk about any further plans when the future is a bit clearer.”“I’m not here just to watch football, I want to play. If a coach comes in and says, ‘Sorry, Thomas, I’ve found better players’ – then I’ll have to think about what happens. But at the moment I’m very happy with how things are going for me personally at BVB.”"

Delaney has been in excellent form since the turn of the year, establishing himself as an important player for the team in the absence of the injured Axel Witsel. The 29 year old has made a total of 20 appearances so far this season, and scored his first goal of the season in the win over FC Augsburg last month.

Delaney is very happy with the minutes he is getting at the moment, and also his role in the team. The defensive midfielder has taken on a leadership role this season, and captained the team against SC Paderborn in the absence of Marco Reus and Mats Hummels earlier this month.

"“I joined BVB to play football and not to watch. I’m very happy with the minutes I’m getting, and also with my role in the team. I already see myself as a leader in the team.”"

Thomas Delaney: Borussia Dortmund can be a bit impatient in matches

Thomas Delaney feels that Borussia Dortmund tend to get a bit impatient and frustrated when things don’t go their way in certain games. He wants his teammates to have a more positive reaction to going behind, and remind themselves that they are capable of turning things around.

"“One problem we have is that we are impatient as a team. It’s easy for us to get frustrated. That’s what we’ve been talking about. Our reaction to things that happen in the game is sometimes too negative. We need to stay more positive.”“I think we are missing a bit of composure and that mentality of saying, ‘Okay, never mind. We’re great players, why can’t we win?’ We’re lacking that a little bit right now.”"

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