Michy Batshuayi is the talk of Borussia Dortmund in a very good way, and the talk of many grumbling Chelsea supporters as well.
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The striker the club needed may have it been right under its nose, as Batshuayi has five goals in three matches on loan from Chelsea.
That total includes a pair scored in BVB’s 3-2 comeback win over Atalanta in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, and has his name on seemingly everyone’s lips.
Let’s hear from the man first, from bvb.de/eng:
“I’m absolutely delighted about the goals. But Mario also deserves a lot of credit because he did brilliantly to set me up for both goals.”
Batshuayi also told ESPN that he’s not letting his mind wander from the task at hand despite the new love affair with BVB and cold times at Chelsea:
“I’m not thinking about that at all. For me, it’s important to perform well for Borussia Dortmund in every match anew. I’ll deal with the situation as it comes.”
Mario Gotze assisted Batshuayi’s equalizer and stoppage time match winner.
“Looking at the balance of play, we have to be satisfied. We’re obviously happy to take the win. In stoppage time I could see Michy Batshuayi unmarked in the penalty area and played it straight to him. And then he did brilliantly, turning like lightning and finishing.”
A few others are singing his praise, including the man himself: