Nico Schlotterbeck and Sebastian Kehl were both full of praise of Julian Brandt after the playmaker delivered another excellent all-round performance against Freiburg on Saturday.
Julian Brandt continued his impressive run of form on Saturday as he delivered a man of the match performance for Borussia Dortmund against SC Freiburg. The 26 year old played an influential role in BVB’s 5-1 win over Freiburg, with his ubiquitous presence helping him dictate the game.
Brandt set the tone for Borussia Dortmund with his tireless pressing and hard work off the ball. He also delivered some inch-perfect crosses from set-pieces and created a number of dangerous chances for his teammates. And he then scored the Black and Yellows’ fourth goal with a stunning long-range strike.
Nico Schlotterbeck praised Brandt after the game, and said that he has been one of Borussia Dortmund’s best players so far this season. “Jule, along with Jude Bellingham, has been our standout player so far this season,” Schlotterbeck said (via Kicker). “He’s having an outstanding season.”
Sebastian Kehl also hailed Julian Brandt for his all-round impact. The Borussia Dortmund sporting director praised the midfielder for his robust presence and consistency.
"“Julian (Brandt) has made some great strides in his development. He is much more stable, robust and present. We always knew that he was a great football player. Now he’s showing it over a sustained period of time.”"
Before the start of the season, there were some calls for Borussia Dortmund to cut their losses on Julian Brandt. But the German international has responded brilliantly and has established himself as one of the team’s most important players this season.
Brandt now has six goals and five assists to his name for Borussia Dortmund this season. And if he keeps performing like he has done so far this season, he has every chance of living up to the potential that prompted BVB to sign him in the first place.