Borussia Dortmund vice-captain Gregor Kobel has said that it is a huge honour for him to wear the captain’s armband at the club.
Gregor Kobel was appointed Borussia Dortmund vice-captain before the start of the season, with those in charge at the club handing him the responsibility on the back of his exemplary performances over the last two seasons.
The Switzerland international captained BVB on Saturday after Emre Can was subbed off during the Bundesliga clash against FC Köln. And Kobel said after the game that wearing the captain’s armband makes him feel immensely proud.
"In an interview with Sky Sport, Kobel said:“It’s a huge honor to wear the captain’s armband for a club like this. I would never have dreamed of doing that in the past. It makes me immensely proud and I want to keep performing for this club, in front of this crowd.”"
Kobel played a key role in Borussia Dortmund’s 1-0 win over FC Köln on Saturday. The Billy Goats outplayed BVB and created a number of big chances. But the 25 year old stepped up and made several crucial saves to help his team earn a hard fought win.
Edin Terzic was full of praise of Kobel after the game, and lauded his excellent reactionary saves.
"“Gregor was the reason why we kept a clean sheet and were able to win the game. There were two or three really good reaction saves from him on the line.”"
Borussia Dortmund are in talks to extend Gregor Kobel’s contract, which is currently set to expire in 2026. Kobel has established himself as one of the top goalkeepers in the Bundesliga. And the Black and Yellows will hope to keep him at the club for years to come.