Mateu Morey looking forward to his return after difficult year on the sidelines

Mateu Morey. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Mateu Morey. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) /

Mateu Morey is looking forward to his return to action after spending the last 12 months on the sidelines due to a serious knee injury.

Mateu Morey injured his lateral collateral, capsular and anterior cruciate ligaments in the DFB-Pokal semi-final against Holstein Kiel in May 2021. After two surgeries and months of rehab, the young right-back is finally closing in on his long-awaited return. And he is now looking ahead to what promises to be a very exciting season for Borussia Dortmund.

"In an interview with the Mallorca Zeitung, Morey said: “It was a very hard year for me with the injury, but that is now also over and in the past. I’m only looking to the future now.”"

Morey established himself as Borussia Dortmund’s first-choice right-back under Edin Terzic last year and showed his high potential before suffering his injury. And the 22 year old has revealed that he was delighted by the news that Terzic will be returning to the BVB dugout next season.

"“I think like the whole team, I was delighted when we found out he was going to be the new coach,” Morey said."

Borussia Dortmund have made a big splash in the transfer market, bolstering their squad with the signings of Karim Adeyemi, Niklas Süle, Nico Schlotterbeck and Salih Özcan. The BVB bosses are also in talks to sign Sebastien Haller from Ajax. And Morey is confident that the Black and Yellows have what it takes to compete for titles next season.

"“I think the club has signed some good players and we have put a good squad together that can challenge for all the titles.”"

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Morey made his return to training last month and the hope will be that he can continue his progress during pre-season. Borussia Dortmund know that the FC Barcelona youth academy product has the potential to be the team’s first-choice right-back for years to come. But for now they will want to slowly build his match rhythm and integrate him back into the first-team.